The following matrix is the augumented matrix of a system of linear equations in the variable x, y, and z. (It is given in reduced row-echelon form.)
(a) The leading variables are _____________.
(b) Is the system inconsistent or dependent?__________
(c) The solution of the system is:
The leading variables in the augmented matrix .
Consider the augmented matrix .
Since the last row of the augmented matrix represents the equation
The system of equations in the augmented matrix is inconsistent or dependent.
The solution of the augmented matrix .
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