# Gaussian Elimination

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is this elimination used only in 3*3 matrix?

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another question how did Gauss get to this answer?

HallsofIvy
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No, Gaussian elimination can be used with any matrix or any system of equations.

Gaussian elimination is basically applying the same steps to the matrix that you would to solve a system of equations- in fact, Gaussian elimination was first applied to systems of equations rather than matrices.

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halls of ivy would you happen to know the answer to my second question?

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