# Sample Exam 1 - Math 3130 - Intro to Linear... Dr. Radu C. Cascaval, Spring 2016 ```Sample Exam 1 - Math 3130 - Intro to Linear Algebra
Dr. Radu C. Cascaval, Spring 2016
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1. In each case the augmented matrix for a system of linear equations has been reduced by row operations to the
given form. For each matrix answer the following:
(a) is the matrix in reduced row echelon form, row echelon form, or neither,
(b) is the linear system consistent or inconsistent,
(c) find the

1 −3
(i)  0 1
0 0
general solution, if


4 7
1
0 2  (ii)  0
1 5
0
applicable.


0 1
1
1 3  (iii)  0
0 1
0
1
1
0
0
1
0

3
2 
0
2. Given the following matrices
A=
1
3
2
−1
3
0
,
B=
0
1
1
2
compute the following matrices, if possible, otherwise explain why it is impossible.
AB,
(AB)T ,
BA,
AT B T ,
B −1
3. Using the inversion algorithm, decide whether the matrix below is invertible or not. If it is, find its inverse.


1 6 4
A =  −1 2 5  .
2 4 −1
4. Determine the LU decomposition of the matrix

1
A= 3
1
0
2
−2

3 2
5 8 .
7 3
5. Find all scalars c1 , c2 , c3 such that
c1 (1, 2, 0) + c2 (2, 1, 1) + c3 (0, 3, −1) = (0, 0, 0)
6. Which of the following vectors in R4 are orthogonal to ~u = (2, −1, 0, 3)
(a) (1, −4, 4, −2)
(b) (1, 2, 3, 1)
(c) (0, 0, 4, 0)
7. Verify Cauchy-Schwatz inequality for the pair of vectors ~u and ~v below. Then find the cosine of the angle θ
between them.
(a) ~u = (4, −2), ~v = (−2, 1)
8. Find the general solution of the system Ax = b whose

1
rref ([A|b]) =  0
0
(b) ~u = (2, 3, −5), ~v = (1, 1, 1)
augmented matrix has the reduced row echelon form

0 3 0 2
1 −1 0 3  ,
0 0 1 −1
9. Given the matrix

1
A= 1
1
x
2
3

x2
4 ,
9
(a) Compute det(A) by the co-factor expansion method.
(b) Find all values of x such that A is not invertible.
(c) Use elementary row operations to reduce A to a row echelon form. Recompute det(A) via this method.
10. Given the matrix

2
A= 0
−2

0 3
3 2 ,
0 −4
which method do you prefer to use in order to decide whether A is invertible or not? The inversion method
(via Gaussian elimination) or the adjoint method (via determinants)? Choose one of the two (preferably the
faster one) and compute A−1 .
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