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Reduce System, and indicate for which values a and b the system will have 1,inf &No

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Homework Statement



For the following system, indicate for what values of a and b the system will have
i.) One Solution
ii.) No Solutions
iii.) Infinitely Many Solutions

Homework Equations


2x + y - az = 1
5x + 3y - 2az = 2+2b
x + y + az = b


The Attempt at a Solution



[ 1 0 -2a | 1-b ]
[ 0 1 2a | 3b-1 ]
[ 0 0 a | -b ]

Every time I row reduce the system I end up with a row echelon form that leaves me with no means to decipher a and b. Making me think I'm doing something wrong.

Thanks.
 
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I think you'll need to show use what you got for the row echelon reduction before anyone can comment.
 
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Yeah I just put it in the original post.

Thank you for the heads up.
 

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