Quote by aaaa202
Okay yes, I should have been able to figure that out myself. But then suppose you have row reduced matrix like the one on the attached picture. As a basis for the range you choose the vectors equal to columns with pivot points i.e. column 1,2,3. However  wouldn't it be just as good to choose 1,2 and 4? Since that'd also make a 3 pivot points.
And lastly: Would it then also work to choose any other combination of 3 vectors out of the 4?

Am I correct in saying that your last row is a zero row?? In that case, that doesn't count as a pivot point.