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Underdetermined System of Equations

A linear system of equations that has fewer equations than variables. For example, a system with two equations and three unknowns is underdetermined. Note that an underdetermined system might be either consistent or inconsistent, depending on the equations.

 

See also

Overdetermined system of equations

 


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