Linear Algebra and Its Applications (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32198-238-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32198-238-4

Chapter 1 - Linear Equations in Linear Algebra - 1.2 Exercises - Page 22: 24

Answer

No.

Work Step by Step

If the 5th column is a pivot column, then the augmented matrix has a row of the form [0,0,0,0,b], where b is nonzero. This means the system is inconsistent.
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