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Vector spaces

  1. Dec 9, 2008 #1
    Hi, I need help with this:

    Let V be a vector space (V may be infinite) and let W be a subspace of V, if "B" is a vector in V that doesn't belong to W, prove that if "A" is a vector in V such that "B" exists in the subspace WU{A} then "A" exists in the subspace WU{B}.

    I also have a question, can a subspace W of an infinite vector space be infinite?

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  3. Dec 9, 2008 #2


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    Tacking on a single vector (or even a 1-dimensional subspace) onto a subspace via set union doesn't give you another subspace. Your question probably wanted W+<A> where + is vector space addition (all vectors of the form w+a, w in W and a in span{A})
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