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Vector and matrices are the independent or dependent

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

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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}.

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



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Please help
 

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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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