A matrix is in blackuced row-echelon form if it meets all of the following conditions:
1. If there is a row where every entry is zero, then this row lies below any other row that contains a nonzero entry. 2. The leftmost nonzero entry of a row is equal to 1. 3. The leftmost nonzero entry of a row is the only nonzero entry in its column. 4. Consider any two different leftmost nonzero entries, one located in row i, column j and the other located in row s, column t. If si, then tj.