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Matrix row reduction help

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Homework Statement


When row reducing and trying to find the pivots, does it matter if there is a zero on top?
i.e.:
1 2 3 4
0 8 0 5
0 0 4 6

i know that the 1st and 2nd columns are pivots but is the 3rd column a pivot also?
 

Answers and Replies

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no, it doesn't matter. It is still a pivot.
 

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