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Solving systems of linear equations

  1. Jan 30, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    x + 3y + z = 4
    2x + 2y + z = -1
    2x + 3y + z = 3

    Find the general solution, and two particular solutions.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    y = 4; x = -1; z = -7; if I am not mistaken. So how am I supposed to find a general and two particular solutions if there is only one solution?
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  3. Jan 30, 2014 #2


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    You can't. There is only one solution. Must be an error in the problem statement.
  4. Feb 17, 2014 #3
    yeah there is only one unique solution.
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