1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Given the following matrix: I need to determine the conditions for b1, b2, and b3 to make the system consistent. In addition, I need to check if the system is consistent when: a) b1 = 1, b2 = 1, b3 = 3 b) b1 = 1, b2 = 0., b3 = -1 c) b1 = 1, b2 = 2, b3 = 3 2. Relevant equations Gaussian elimination method I used here: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GaussianElimination.html 3. The attempt at a solution For the matrix to be consistent, I knew that the number of non-zero rows had to be less than the number of columns. Hence I tried to get the last row to be 0 0 0 | *; however while I managed to get the last row to become 0 0 1, I don't know how to make it the zero row I want. I'm wondering if my thought process to make this consistent is correct, or if there is another way I can make this system consistent.