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Describe and compare the solution sets of X_1 + 5 X_2 - 3 X_3 = 0 and X_1 + 5 X_2 - 3 X_3 = -2.

See Attachment 1 for answer from back of book

I do not understand how the answer in the back of the book answers the question or were to even begin to get that answer. I do not see how I am suppose to come up with the solution to an equation with three variables and one equation. Am I suppose to assume that the X_1 X_2 X_3 are the same in both equations?

[1 5 -3 0

1 5 -3 -2]

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[1 5 -3 0

0 0 0 -2]

system is inconsistent

Not exactly sure what I'm suppose to do to answer this question or what exactly I'm being asked. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

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# Homework Help: Linear Algebra - Solution Sets of Linear Systems

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