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Sep2703, 09:37 AM

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I couldn't solve this problem guys:
Let vectors x, y, z be non zero vectors, no two of which are collinear. Find their sum if x+y is collinear with z and if y+z is collinear with x. Also, what does a collinear vector mean? 


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Sep2703, 12:16 PM

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Two vectors are collinear if they lie along the same line.
The easiest algebraic description of collinearity is that two vectors v and w are collinear if and only if one is a scalar multiple of the other. That is, there exists a number α such that: v = α w or w = α v 


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