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Prove whether or not the following are linearly independent

  1. Apr 14, 2005 #1
    f1(x)= (sqrtx) + 5,
    f2(x)= (sqrtx) + 5x
    f3(x)= x-1

    i dont know how to start
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  3. Apr 14, 2005 #2


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    Applying definitions is often a good place to start.
  4. Apr 14, 2005 #3


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    First of all, you haven't stated which of these functions are in the set(s) that you are checking for linear independence.
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