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Application of Gauss-Jordan elimination

A particular diet calls for exactly 1000 units of vitamin A, exactly 1600 units of vitamin C, and exactly 2400 units of vitamin E. An individual is fed a mixture of three foods. Each gram of food 1 contains 2 units of vitamin A, 3 units of vitamin C, and 5 units of vitamin E. Each gram of food 2 contains 4 units of vitamin A, 7 units of vitamin C, and 9 units of vitamin E. Each gram of food 3 contains 6 units of vitamin A, 10 units of vitamin C, and 14 units of vitamin E. How many grams of each food should the individual be fed to satisfy the diet requirements?

Identify the variables and determine the system of equations. Use the Gauss-Jordan elimination method and solve the system of equations

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The solution shows how to solve a word problem using Gauss-Jordan elimination.

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