# Linear equations, elimination matrix and matlab

1. Feb 2, 2010

### medinaj2160

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
For part 1 I solve the problem and I got the follow equation and results:

.25x+.10y+.05z=1.15
x+y+z=9
-2y+z=0

The solution is x=3, y=2, z=4

Now I have to solve this by hand with the equation in matrix form using elimination matrix

2. Relevant equations

EAx = Eb

3. The attempt at a solution

A=[.25 .1 .05; 0 -2 1; 1 1 1];
B= [ 1.15; 0; 9]

Using Matlab I can solve it like this X= inv(A)*B = x=3, y=2, z=4 but that is not what he wants

to me the first elimination matrix is E= [1 0 0; 0 1 0; -1 0 1] but is not eliminating anything.
This may help some but I don't see how:
http://www.gregthatcher.com/Mathematics/GaussJordan.aspx" [Broken]

How do I solve this by hand and then input it into matlab?

Thanks

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2. Feb 2, 2010

### Staff: Mentor

Do you mean you need to put the original matrix in row echelon form?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Row-echelon_form

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3. Feb 2, 2010

### medinaj2160

no! I was given this in part 1:

which I solve, and is on my first post.

On the second part I am suppose to do this: