# Rank

From Conservapedia

The **rank** of a matrix is the number of its leading 1's when in reduced row-echelon form (rref).

The **rank** is the number of linear independent rows (or columns) in a matrix.^{[1]} For an *m x n* matrix, the rank is less than the minimum of *m* and *n*.

## References

- ↑ The row rank equals the column rank.