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Matrix Problem with an Unknown quantity

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I have the following matrix, C =

3 2 1 9
4 2 6 12
1 4 -3 3
0 1 8 (3-b)

y1=[-1 -1 1 -1] transpose

For the vector y, I need to find all values of b such that the system of equations y=Cx has no unique solutions. Can someone help....

Thanks
 

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CompuChip
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Perhaps the easiest approach is a "calculational" one... Suppose that a value for b was given. Then how would you go about solving y = Cx. At what point would you be able to tell if there was a unique solution?
 
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I do the problems mostly with mathlab. Anyway, when rank r(A) equals n then there exist a unique solution. But I don't know how to find r(A)!
 

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