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Gaussian Elimination

  1. Aug 7, 2003 #1
    is this elimination used only in 3*3 matrix?
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  3. Aug 7, 2003 #2
    another question how did Gauss get to this answer?
  4. Aug 7, 2003 #3


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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.
  5. Aug 9, 2003 #4
    halls of ivy would you happen to know the answer to my second question?
  6. Aug 12, 2003 #5


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    Yes. In fact, I gave it. Did you notice that my answer had two paragraps? First paragraphs answers first question. Second paragraph answers second question.
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