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Homework Help: Can you help me to set up the quetion please

  1. Feb 1, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Determine whether each of the following vectors V1;....... ; V4 is a linear combination of the vectors
    X1=[ 1 2 0 ]^T and x2= [ 2 0 1]^T

    a) V1= [2 0 -1]^T

    b) V2= [ 0 0 0]^T

    c) V3=[ 0 4 1]^T

    d) V4=[2 2 -1]^T

    How can I set up this quetion???


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution


    I tried set it up loke that but I thinkit is wrong

    [ 1 2 ]
    2 0
    0 -1
     
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  3. Feb 1, 2010 #2

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    a) Can you find constants a and b so that <2, 0, -1> = a<1, 2, 0> + b<2, 0, 1>?
    b) through d) Do the same as above. Part b is very easy.
     
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