I’m working on a problem asking me to find a general solution of a matrix with infinite solutions. The ordered pairs I’m getting are much different than what the book says.
The book also says that “Each matrix is row equivalent to one and only one reduced echelon matrix” yet it doesn’t make any sense, since I achieved an acceptable reduced row echelon form through different elementary row operations.
Edit - Maybe the theory is suggesting that each matrix in row echelon form has one unique reduced row echelon form, but since I got a different row echelon form, of course I would get a unique reduced row echelon form. But this doesn’t explain why the textbook doesn’t take this into account.