(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Determine all values of h and k for which the system has no solution:

5x + 3y + 6z = -5

-6x - 7y - 4z = 9

-17x - 17y + hz = k

k =! ?

h = ?

3. The attempt at a solution

I googled the question and apparently most people solve this with a matrix, but we haven't gotten far enough in the class where we manipulate matrices or anything of the sort. Nor have we done an example of this in class. Im a bit clueless as to both what the question is asking and of course how to go about solving it.

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# Homework Help: Linear algebra

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