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Homework Help: How many vectors are in {v1,v2,v3}

  1. Mar 9, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    v1 = (4,5,1)
    v2 = (12,14,3)
    v3 = (31,38,8)

    How many vectors are in {v1,v2,v3}?

    2. Relevant equations
    Not sure

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm not sure what the question is asking so I don't know where to begin.
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  3. Mar 9, 2009 #2


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    do you mean how many linearly independent vectors? that would make more sense...

    what is the defintion of linear independence...
  4. Mar 10, 2009 #3


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    Your set has three vectors in it. That was so simple that I suspect what you asked wasn't really the question.
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