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Re: Missing link


Solve[Det[m.Transpose[m]]==0,{b}]

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From: MAvalosJr at aol.com <MAvalosJr at aol.com> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
Subject: [mg12680] [mg12652] Missing link


>Gentlemen:
>
>Is there a way to find in a system of linear equations the numerical
>value of a symbol,say,b. The example below is easy enough with pencil
>and paper but some matrices get a little too complicated and would like
>to find a method with mathematica.
>
>Suppose the matrix is {{1,3,2,3},{-3,1,4,1},{5,7,2,b}}.  b must have the
>value of 7 in order the system have a solution. 
>
>Thanks for any suggestions.
>
>Manuel Avalos
>Mavalosjr at Aol.com
>
>



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