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Canonical matrix

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Homework Statement


I have a question that doesn't relate to a specific problem:
Can any matrix be reduced to a canonical matrix?

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the three elementry operations

The Attempt at a Solution



I think that the answer is yes and that the only way that a linear system has no answer is when the lowest non-zero row has the form of: (0,..,0,1)
Is that right?
Thanks.
 

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matt grime
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What is a 'canonical' matrix? Jordan canonical form? Row echelon form? Reduced row echelon form?
 
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Reduced row echelon form.
 
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matt grime
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Have you tried to put matrices in row ecehlon for using the operations? It's always worked, right. NOw, do you need to justify that, or is it just a yes/no question?
 
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This wasn't a homework question, i just was asking to see if i understood correctly, so it's a yes/no question.
 

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