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I wanted to use the definition of a wedge product which says $λ_1λ_2\cdots λ_k(v_1,v_2,\ldots,v_k)=\det(λ_i(v_j))$ with $1<i,j<k$ but I'm not sure if that even can work

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This is essentially by the definition you wrote. It is assumed that $x_1, \ldots, x_n$ is a basis, and by definition $dx_1, \ldots, dx_n$ are the dual basis. Thus if you expand out $v_j=a_{j1}v_1+\cdots + a_{jn}v_n$ in this basis, then $dx_i(v_j)=a_{ji}$.

Also in this basis $(v_1, \ldots, v_n)=(a_{ij})$. So since $\det(a_{ij})=\det(a_{ij}^T)=\det(a_{ji})=dx_1\cdots dx_n(v_1, \ldots , v_n)$ we are done.

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