# Linearly Dependence

#### symsane

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If u1 and u2, u2 and u3, u1 and u3 are Linearly Independent, does it follow that {u1,u2,u3} is Linearly Independent?

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#### Defennder

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It helps if you write it out as follows:
$$a_1 u_1 + a_2 u_2 + a_3 u_3 = \textbf{0}$$.

Suppose one of the ai's is non-zero. Can you derive a contradiction with what you are given? Then, next suppose 2 of the coefficients are non-zero. Apply the same consideration.

#### yyat

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If u1 and u2, u2 and u3, u1 and u3 are Linearly Independent, does it follow that {u1,u2,u3} is Linearly Independent?
No. Try to find a counterexample (this is possible in R^2).

#### lurflurf

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Try this first
if u1 and u2 are linearly dependent does it follow that
v1 and v2 are linearly independent where
v1=a*u1+b*u2
v2=c*u1+d*u2

or

if span(V)=n
does that mean any n vectors are linearly independent?

#### Defennder

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No. Try to find a counterexample (this is possible in R^2).
Oops, can't believe I missed such a simple counter-example.

#### symsane

No. Try to find a counterexample (this is possible in R^2).

I could not find a counter example. I think it is LI.

#### Mark44

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In R^2 there are zillions of counterexamples where v1, v2, and v3, are pairwise linearly independent. If you can't find any, you aren't looking very hard.

#### Defennder

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I could not find a counter example. I think it is LI.
You can try thinking about the orthogonal standard basis vectors.

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