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Vector and matrices are the independent or dependent

  1. Apr 4, 2010 #1
    Vector and matrices....are the independent or dependent

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

    Determine whether the vectors v1=[1,-1;0,0],v2=[2,-2;1,... and v3=[-5,5;1,0] are independent or dependent. Find the span {v1,v2,v3} and give a description. Explain why W = [4,4;4,4,] is not in the span {v1,v2,v3}.

    2. Relevant equations
    I have tried solving this problem in matrix form........I'm not sure if this is the correct way



    3. The attempt at a solution
    Please help
     
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  3. Apr 4, 2010 #2

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    Re: Vector and matrices....are the independent or dependent

    Use the definition of linear independence to show the vectors are independent, or show that they're dependent by writing one as a linear combination of the others. You need to show some work here before people will help.
     
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