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Homework Help: General Solution of a Matrix

  1. Mar 29, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Given the matrix A=[...], find the general solution of; A[x;y;z]=[0;0;0]

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    This question has me lost. When I look at that it tells me x, y and z are all equal to 0. Is there something i'm missing, perhaps in the words 'general solution'?
     
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  3. Mar 30, 2008 #2
    A[x;y;z]=[0;0;0] is stating in matrix form the general solution to a set of 3 equations of variables x,y,z all = 0. For example If A=[a b c;d e f;g h i], how does one write what x, y and z are in terms of a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h and i IF ax+by+cz=0, dx+ey+fz=0 and gx+hy+iz=0? That's what I got out of the question.
     
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