(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Given:

[tex]v_1 = \left(\begin{array}{cc}1\\-5\\-3\end{array}\right)

v_2 = \left(\begin{array}{cc}-2\\10\\6\end{array}\right)

v_3 = \left(\begin{array}{cc}2\\-9\\h\end{array}\right)

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For what value of h is [tex]v_3[/tex] in Span{[tex]v_1, v_2[/tex]} and for what value of h is {[tex]v_1,v_2,v_3[/tex]} linearly dependent?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

If my understanding is correct, a vector is in a span of another set of vectors if all vectors are in the same plane? If so then my guess is h would have to be a multiple of -3.

The linear dependence part of the question is getting me though. I was under the impression that all three vectors would have to be multiples of each other for it to be linearly dependent?

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# Homework Help: Linear Algebra: Linear dependence of vectors?

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