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

Show how the following solution set: [x1,x2,x3,x4,x5,x6,x7,x8]^T =[1,-1,0,0,0,0,0,0]^T, [0,-1,1,0,0,0,0,0]^T,[0,0,0,1,-1,0,0,0]^T,[0,0,0,-1,0,1,0,0]^T,[0,0,0,0,-1,0,1,0]^T,[0,0,0,0,0,-1,0,1] is obtained from the two linear equations x1+x2+x3-x4-x5-x6-x7-x8=0 and x4+x5+x6+x7+x8=0.

2. Relevant equations

none given other than the two linear equations.

3. The attempt at a solution

The two equations can be put into a matrix A= [1,1,1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,]; [0,0,0,1,1,1,1,1]. Then row 2 is added to row 1 and the following solution is obtained (where v1, v2, .. v6 are arbitrary values) x1=-v1-v2; x2= v1, x3=v2, x4= -v3 -v4 -v5 -v6; x5=v3; x6=v4; x7=v5; x8=v6. But this corresponds to a solution set different than the one provided in the question: [x1,x2,x3,x4,x5,x6,x7,x8]^T = [-1,1,0,0,0,0,0,0]^T, [-1,0,1,0,0,0,0,0]^T, [0,0,0,-1,1,0,0,0]^T, [0,0,0,-1,0,1,0,0]^T, [0,0,0,-1,0,0,1,0]^T,[0,0,0,-1,0,0,0,1]^T.

So the problem is that I don't know how to reproduce the given solution set to the given linear equations. We were also told verbally that Excel can be used to help us with this problem set, but I don't see how that can help if I can't even manually reproduce this solution.

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# Homework Help: Reproduce a solution set to a linear system with 2 equations and 8 variables

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