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Just started my Linear Algebra class like a month ago. I have been going through my book, as well as other resources, but I am still confused by this. I have a decent grasp of how to row reduce, and, in general, know that I need to get the 1's in a diagonal line, with 0's everywhere else.

Also, when you row reduce, should you go through the same algorithm/procedure every time? In other words, should you try to get the first "1," and then move to the second and third row's, to try to get "0"s in the first spot (instead of working on a "0" in a different spot?

I'm really new to this subject, so I apologize for the noob question. Thanks!

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