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**the vectors: v= [-5, -8, 7], u= [2, 4, (-17+k)] and w= [2, 7, 1]**

are linearly independent if and only if k does not equal ___?

- note that the vectors are supposed to be setup vertically with only one column and 3 rows.

are linearly independent if and only if k does not equal ___?

- note that the vectors are supposed to be setup vertically with only one column and 3 rows.

**det[v, u, w]**

## The Attempt at a Solution

- I tried setting up the determinant = 0 and then solving for k, but that doesn't seem to give me the right answer. I'm really not sure where to go with this type of problem. Please help.