# Interchange rows in a matrix without using interchange operation

I'm sure that it's already out there somewhere in the abyss that is page 37 on google, so I apologize. I haven't been able to find it.

Given some arbitrary matrix, how can two rows be interchanged using only a finite number of the other two elementary row operations (Adding multiple of one row to another and multiplying a row by some constant)?

Let's suppose our arbitrary matrix is the following $$\left[ {\begin{array}{cc} a & b & c \\ d & e & f \\ \end{array} } \right]$$ What series of elementary row operations (excluding interchange) will result in the matrix $$\left[ {\begin{array}{cc} d & e & f \\ a & b & c \\ \end{array} } \right]$$

Hint: start by adding row $1$ to row $2$, then add $-1$ times row $2$ to row $1$....