Variables in Matrices

lolily

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Hello, in my homework I came across this problem:

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The text didn't really go over how to solve it and I'm finding it difficult to understand. Is there anyone who can explain how to get the answer? Thanks!! :)
 

lolily

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To give some background on what I don't understand, I do know how to perform basic matrix operations, like addition/subtraction, multiplication, etc. I guessed at this by multiplying the two matrices by the numbers in front, 3 and -4, and then taking them out of the matrix to solve for the variables, but that got me the wrong answer.
 

Dr.Peterson

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Please show your actual work, not just a general description of it.

What you describe sounds reasonable; so the error will be in the details you left out! Very likely it is just a sign error or something of that sort.
 

pka

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Hello, in my homework I came across this problem:

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The text didn't really go over how to solve it and I'm finding it difficult to understand. Is there anyone who can explain how to get the answer?
Here is a start:\(\displaystyle \left\{ \begin{array}{l}3(5a)-4(3a)=a+4\\3d-4(5d)=68\end{array} \right.\)
No you have two more equations to setup and then to solve the four.
 
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