# Problem 1. In each part you are given the augmented... of linear equations, with the coefficient matrix in reduced row ```50 pts.
Problem 1. In each part you are given the augmented matrix of a system
of linear equations, with the coefficient matrix in reduced row
echelon form. Determine if the system is consistent and, if it is consistent, find
all solutions.
A.






B.






C.
1
0
0
0
0
0 −2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
3
0
0 −5 −4 

1 
1 −1

0
0
0 
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0 −2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
3
0
0 −5 −4 

1 −1
1 

0
0
1 
0
0
0






40 pts.
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
3
1
5
0
0






Problem 2. Solve the linear system below. Use your calculator to find the
RREF, but write down the augmented matrix and the matrix
you wind up with, and then find all solutions.
2x1 + 4x2 + 2x3 = −6
x1 + x2 − x3 = −1
2x1 + x2 − 4x3 = 0
40 pts.
Problem 3. Use row operations to determine if the matrix A is invertible
and, if so, to find the inverse. Show the indivdual row operations,
one by one. You can use a calculator to do the row operations if you wish. Give
the matrix entries in fractional form.
2 6
A=
1 1
1
40 pts.
Problem 4. Use Cramer’s rule to solve the following system.
2x1 + x3 = 1
x1 + 3x3 = 1
40 pts.
Problem 5. Consider the matrix

1
A = −2
3
0
1
1

2
1
2
A. Find the cofactors A21 ,A22 and A23 .
B. Show how to compute det(A) by using a cofactor expansion along some row
or column.
40 pts.
Problem 6. Use the method of elimination (i.e., row operations) to find
the determinant of the matrix
5 4
A=
2 6
You can use a calculator to do the row operations, but show the row operations you apply and the intermediate matrices. Sorry, no credit for finding the
determinant by another method!
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EXAM
Exam 1
Math 3351, Spring 2010
Feb. 21, 2011