rank of linear mapping
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Jan18-12, 10:47 AM
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.