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. det[v, u, w] 3. 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.