February 12th, 2009, 05:44 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2009 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Reduced Row Echelon
Hi, did I quick search, didn't find anything like this, so there you go. Simple enough question really, I need to put this matrix into reduced row echelon form: 0 0 0 4  0 0 0 3 3  0 0 2 2 2  0 1 1 1 1  0 I'm not sure why, but I really have a hard time wrapping my head around reduced row echelon, or even just row echelon. It's pretty basic, I just need to put it into reduced row echelon form so that I can find whether or not it's linearly dependent. Thanks, sorry for the dumb question 
February 12th, 2009, 07:34 PM  #2 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2009 Posts: 10 Thanks: 0  Re: Reduced Row Echelon
Hey, so basically reduced row echelon form is getting the whole matrix down to 1's and 0's (for the MOST part). here are some examples: 1 0 * 0 1 * 1 * 0 0 * 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 where the *'s can be anything you just use elementary row operations to it to look that way hope that helped 

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