Practice Midterm SOLUTION: #3
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The inverse of a matrix can by found by augmenting the original matrix with the identity matrix. For problem three, this looks like $ \begin{array}{ccc} 1&1&3&|1&0&0\\ 2&2&4&|0&1&0\\ 4&1&0&|0&0&1\end{array} $ We can then reduce this to $ \begin{array}{ccc} 1&0&0&|2/3&-1/2&1/3\\ 0&1&0&|-8/3&2&-1/3\\ 0&0&1&|1&-1/2&0\end{array} $. This gives the inverse matrix to be $ \begin{array}{ccc} 2/3&-1/2&1/3\\ -8/3&2&-1/3\\ 1&-1/2&0\end{array} $.