Section 5.2 Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Solving a system of equations in two variables (Section 5.1 )

Objectives

  1. 1 Solve a system of linear equations in three variables.

  2. 2 Classify systems as consistent and inconsistent.

  3. 3 Solve nonsquare systems.

  4. 4 Interpret linear systems in three variables geometrically.

  5. 5 Use linear systems in applications.

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