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Logic supporting column operations on matrices

In matrices, we justify row operations by drawing parallels with solving a system of equations i.e.: 1.Interchanging rows = Interchanging equations \ 2.Adding one multiple of a row to another = ...
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find the distance between line and point R3 [on hold]

I would like to know how I can find the distance between the line and point in R3 the equations of line: $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{c} 2x+y+z=2 \\ 3x+4y-z=3 \end{array} \right. $$ and point (3, ...
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Is there an efficent way to solve large systems of purely quadratic equations?

I have the following system of quadratic equations $$ b_1 = \sum_{k=1}^R x_{i_1, k} \ y_{j_1, k} $$ $$ \vdots $$ $$ b_p = \sum_{k=1}^R x_{i_p, k} \ y_{j_p, k} $$ where $i_1, \ldots, i_p \in ...
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Matrix invertible iff det(matrix)$\neq 0$?

When we want to find the inverse of the matrix $$\begin{bmatrix}a & b \\ c & d\end{bmatrix}$$ we're searching for a matrix $$\begin{bmatrix}x & y \\ z & w\end{bmatrix}$$ such ...
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Solve $b_1 e^{-a_1x^2}-b_2 e^{-a_2x^2}-b_3 e^{-a_3x^2}=0, \forall x$

Suppose, \begin{align*} b_1 e^{-a_1x^2}-b_2 e^{-a_2x^2}-b_3 e^{-a_3x^2}=0, \forall x \end{align*} Assume $a_1,a_2,a_3, b_1,b_2, b_3>0$ What are the possible values of $a_1,a_2,a_3, b_1,b_2, ...
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Equation system modulo prime

I have an excercise, it is to solve $$9\equiv_{p}8k_1+k_2$$ $$32\equiv_{p}6k_1+k_2$$ $$45\equiv_{p}11k_1+k_2.$$ $k_2$ is easily eliminated from the equations but I don't know how to proceed from ...
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$S_{1}\iff S_{2}$ in complex numbers

Let : $a_0 , a_1 , a_2 , b_0 , b_1 , b_2 \in \mathbb{C} $ : Show the following equivalence : $$\begin{cases} ( 1 + a_0 ) ( 1 + a_1 ) ( 1 + a_2 ) &=& ( 1 + b_0 ) ( 1 + j b_0 ) ( 1 + j^2 b_0 ) ...
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Solution of overdetermined polynomial system

Some of you will find this question pretty straightforward to answer, but I desperately need some help in solving a problem involving several equations and 2 unknowns, for an engineering application. ...
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how many jelly beans did each girl have at first?

Martha and Mary had $375$ jelly beans in all. After Mary ate $24$ jelly beans and Martha ate $\frac 17$ of her jelly beans, they each had the same number of jelly beans left. How many jelly beans did ...
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Quention about the historical definition of determinant

$$ax+by = k_1\\cx + dy = k_2$$ If I want to solve for $y$ in the first equation: $$by = k_1 - ax\implies y = \frac{k_1-ax}{b}$$ Then substitute $y$ in the second equation: $$cx + d\frac{k_1-ax}{b} ...
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Let $p^3+q^3=4$ and $pq=2/3$ . Find $p+q$.

Let $p^3+q^3=4$ and $pq=\frac{2}{3}$ . Find $p+q$. A graphing calculator can find values of $p$ and $q$ numerically. As one can see from the graph below, the two solutions are approximately ...
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Substitution in a system of ordinary differential equations when terms of the same order derivative for different variables occur in the same equation

Let's say I have a differential equation such as: y'' - 2ty' + y = 0, y(0) = 2.1, y'(0) = 1.0 I can solve this (among other ways) by substitution and conversion ...
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A system of non-linear equations with a small parameter

Is there any way to solve analytically the following system of equations to the leading order in $\epsilon$: $$\left\{ \begin{array}{rcl} \mu^2 \phi_1 + \lambda \phi_1 (\phi_1^2 + \phi_2^2) + ...
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Solving a system of three simultaneous equations

Given the system $$ \begin{align*} -2x + ay - bz &= -4 \\ x + bz &= 2 \\ 2x + y + 3bz &= b \end{align*} $$ The question asks to find conditions on $a$ and $b$ that the system has no ...
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How to solve current exponential equation? [on hold]

There is an equation: $$3^x + 7^x = 21^x$$ How to solve this?
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How would I get Maple to display all integer solutions to this system of inequalities? [on hold]

I need to find all the integer solutions satisfying: $$20+x\geq0;\space2x+5y\geq;\space-x-2y\geq0.$$ I'm not sure which Maple functions would work and whatnot. A guy can only google this stuff for so ...
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How can I solve a system of two equations, like $A + B = 13$ and $2D + B = 13$?

I am currently studying for my SSAT and this question appeared in my practice book: When $A + B = 13$ and $2D + B = 13$, what is the value of $D$? (A) 13 (B) 5 (C) -5 (D) -7 ...
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Solve system of 3 equations

$x+y+z=0$ $x^2+y^2+z^2=6ab$ $x^3+y^3+z^3=3(a^3+b^3)$ this is what i reasoned out so far; $xyz=a^3+b^3$ $x^2+zx+z^2=3ab$ $y^2+zy+z^2=3ab$ $x^2+xy+y^2=3ab$ $y^2=3ab+zx$ $x^2=3ab+zy$ ...
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Cannot figure out a second order lineary differential equation with initial values

I got the following question: Solve the following initial value problem: $y(0) = 0$, $y'(0) = 1$, $$y'' + 10y' + 25y = 0$$ So I started with getting the general solution: $$ y(x) = C_1e^{-5x} + ...
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$\sum (\sqrt{x_k-k^2}-k)^2=0$ implies $x_k=2k^2$?

Let $x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n$ be reals numbers such that $$\sum_{k=1}^n k\sqrt{x_k-k^2}=\frac12\sum_{k=1}^n x_k$$ Find all possible $n$-tuples of solution. So, I got the following solution from ...
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How to solve this system of equations (Lagrange Multipliers)

I was doing a question on Lagrange multipliers and stucked when trying to evaluate the point. The system of equations that I can't solve is this: $$y^2-x^2+3x-3y=0$$ $$-y^2-yx+3y-xy=0$$ I just ...
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GMRES and Preconditioning

I am using GMRES to approximate the solution of a system of equations $Ax=b$, I am using a preconditioner $P$ to make GMRES converge faster. My question is how do I know if the preconditioner I am ...
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How to solve 29 coupled quadratic equations?

I have a set of 29 coupled quadratic equations, with 29 unknown variables. Can anyone offer any advice on how I could go about solving this? 3 days of staring at a wall has so far given me no ...
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What's the solution to this exponential system of equation?

What are the steps to solving a system of equations when $x$ and $y$ are exponents? But they have different base. Here is the problem. $5^x\times3^y=45$ $3^x\times5^y=75$
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Solving a homogeneous system of three ODEs with variable coefficients.

I am interested in solving the following system of ODEs: $$ \begin{pmatrix} x'(t) \\ y'(t) \\z'(t) \end{pmatrix} = a \begin{pmatrix} 0 & -B_2 & B_1 \sin \omega t \\ B_2 & 0& -B_1 ...
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Solving polynomial equation system to find three dimensional location

For an embedded systems project, I need to solve a system of equations. However, my algebraic skills are limited, and I am not able to solve it. This question consists of the following parts. The ...
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Finding the nth term in a recursive coupled equation.

I'm probably missing something simple, but if I have the recursive sequence: $$ a_{i+1} = \delta a_i+\lambda_1 b_i $$ $$ b_{i+1} = \lambda_2 a_i + \delta b_i $$ how would I find a formula for $a_n$, ...
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Why are equilibria so important?

In studying nonlinear systems of differential equations, unlike linear systems, it turns out that we are more interested in equilibrium points rather than general solutions themselves. I mean, look ...
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linearly independent and determinant

This question says a matrix $\begin{bmatrix}a & b\\c & d\end{bmatrix}$ where $a_{ij}$ are real numbers. I need to prove that $\det|A|=ad-bc\neq0 \iff $the columns are linearly independent. ...
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Solving the equations $x_1= 4 x_2$ and $x_3= 5 x_2$, with the sum of all three being $150$

Here is the problem. A set X is partitioned into subsets x1, x2, and x3. The number of elements in x1 is 4 times the number in x2. And the number in x3 is 5 times the number in x2. If n(x)=150, ...
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Impossible System of Equations

This is from a competition: DMM Olympiad, Ural State University P4 I don't understand what the question means exactly (the first part, i.e. "exclude $x$ or $y$ from..." part). Does it mean "write $x$ ...
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How to solve this Linear Algebra problem involving a system of linear equations?

The following is what I have so far. I'm not sure how to use my echelon matrix to find out which values for the variables can provide an answer to the question or how to prove it. I was thinking ...
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Help establishing restrictions for consistency on a linear system.

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around this problems, and others similar to it. I can typically solve systems of linear equations, but some give me trouble, especially dealing with unknown ...
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Search Direction in Conjugate Gradient

Could you help me with a Conjugate Gradient question? In using CG to solve $Ax = b$, why is the search direction $p_{k+1}$ in CG chosen as a linear combination of the residual $r_k$ and previous ...
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A Set of Linear Equations Equal to Zero

If A+B+C+D = 1; Let A,B,C,D be elements of vector V. Let there be a 4*4 matrix M as such : -5 5 0 0 4 -8 4 0 0 5 -7 2 0 0 10 -10 A property ...
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Find Maximum and Minimum value by two polynomial equations

Suppose there are $7$ real numbers say $A,B,C,D,E,F,G$ All we need to find the minimum and maximum value of $G$ satisfying the following two equations :- Sum of Numbers :- $A + B + C + D + E + F ...
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Find a, b, c if three equations are given?

I was given three equations in term of $a, b$ and $c$. Equations are as follows $ab (a+b+c)=1001$ $bc(a+b+c)=2002$ $ac(a+b+c)=3003$ Find $a, b, c$. MY ATTEMPT I took tue ratio and I got relation as ...
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independent nonlinear equations

I am just wondering what the term 'independent equations' means. I found the term in the book of Kolmogorov about the basic notions of probability calculus. After Definition I of Section ...
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How get variable values when one of them is within non-trivial radical

Can this be done, and if so, how: Given four constants $(K_i)$ and variables $x$ and $y$, is there a way for me to find the values of $x$ and $y$ when $K_{1-4}$ are known for these two simultaneous ...
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How to prove, that solution of system $Ax = b$ exists only if there is no solution of $A^T y = 0$ and $b^T y = 1$?

I have a little linear algebra problem here: How can I prove, that there is a solution of system $Ax = b$ only if there is no solution of $A^T y = 0$ and $b^T y = 1$?
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Trouble finding the values of a matrix using rref

I'm working on a school project in which I have to get all the values of a missing matrix. To make a small test in my program, I used a simplified example just to see if the math was right, but for ...
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Find minimum number of sums of $3$ out of $5$ whose vanishing implies all five to be zero

Problem: let $a,b,c,d,e$ be real numbers, now there are $\left(\binom{5}{3}=10\right)$ numbers $$a+b+c,a+b+d,a+b+e,a+c+d,a+c+e,a+d+e,b+c+d,b+c+e,b+d+e,c+d+e$$ Question1:($\textbf{Jérémy Blanc ...
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Determinants to solve a system

I was reading a book on Calculus when I came across this: $$\begin{cases} v+\ln(u)=xy \\ u+\ln(v)=x-y \\ \end{cases}$$ $$\begin{cases} \frac1u\frac{\partial u}{\partial x} +\frac{\partial ...
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suggestion for lyapunov function

Consider differential equation \begin{align}x'&=-t(x+y)\\ y'&=-y+x-y(y^2-6).\end{align} Can some one suggest a lyapunov function for it. I have examined $V(x,y)=x^2+y^2$ , ...
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Solve for minimum x value in two-variable equation provided a ratio

The equation is: $$500 = 5x - 2y$$ I know the ratio of x to y is $7:3$; what is the minimum possible value of x and how would I approach this question?
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Understanding Overdetermined System

Consider a system of linear equations $$A \times x = B$$ The system has a unique solution exactly when the determinant of the coefficient matrix (i.e. A) is nonzero. When the determinant of the ...
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System of Trigonometric Equations

Could someone please help me with the following system of equations
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Is there any algorithm to find the solution of a system of 2 linear and 1 algebraic equation?

I have a system such as: $$\begin{aligned} a_1+b_1t&=u\\ a_2+b_2t&=v\\ a_3+b_3t&=f(u,v)\; \end{aligned}$$ Where a1, b1, a2, b2, a3, b3 are known ...
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How find this $x_{1},x_{2},\cdots,x_{1994}$ with this following system equation $3+2x_{i+1}=3|x_{i}-1|-|x_{i}|$

Find the all real numbers $x_{1},x_{2},\cdots,x_{1994}$ such $$3+2x_{i+1}=3|x_{i}-1|-|x_{i}|,i=1,2,3,\cdots,1994$$ where $x_{1995}=x_{1}$ It is clear equivalent solve following system equation real ...
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Gaussian Elimination Type Method Required

I'm struggling a bit with the following problem: $3 + 14x = 1 + 25y = 9 + 288z$ I have a series of these equations which I need to solve, with different first terms in each case and one of these ...