# Matrices, further maths

#1
what does the RB(-1) written on the solution mean? is it some sort of translation since the matrix A has changed? i haven't come across this before. thank you in advance.
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1 year ago
#2
(Original post by mangoes8061)
what does the RB(-1) written on the solution mean? is it some sort of translation since the matrix A has changed? i haven't come across this before. thank you in advance.
I think that is trying to say that if you change matrix A by making a new row 3 by subtracting row 1 from the old row 3, you get the matrix inticated. So the "R" is actually "13", with the "-1" indicating subtraction. This will give a matrix with the same determinant as A.

Have to say, I'd spell it out more explicitly, writing something like R3' = R3 - R1.
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1 year ago
#3
(Original post by mangoes8061)
what does the RB(-1) written on the solution mean? is it some sort of translation since the matrix A has changed? i haven't come across this before. thank you in advance.
It's an attempt to describe the row operation but it is not clear. Row 3 has been replaced with row 3 - row 1. Nothing to worry about.
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1 year ago
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