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Can linearly dependent set span?

Can a linearly dependent set A = {(1,0,0), (0,1,0), (0,0,1), (1,2,3), (3,4,5)} span? Since columns 4 and 5 are linear combinations of 1,2 and 3, would spanA equals the span of columns 1,2, and 3? ...
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Why is this statement about $\text{Span}$ false?

Here is a true-false question known to be false: If $\mathbf{a}$ is in $\text{Span} \left \{ \mathbf{b}, \mathbf{c} \right \}$, then $\mathbf{b}$ is in ...
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Proof that the span of a list is equal to the span of any reordering of the list

Claim: If $(w_1,w_2,...w_m)$ is an arbitrary reordering of $(v_1,v_2,...v_m)$, then $span(w_1,w_2,...w_m) = span(v_1,v_2,...v_m)$. Proof By definition, ...
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Find values of h such that the vectors (2, 4) and (h, 6) span $\mathbb{R}^2$

My homework is asking me to answer problems such as the one that follows: Find all values of $h$ such that the vectors $\{a_1, a_2\}$ span $\mathbb{R}^2$, where $a_1 = (2, 4)$ and $a_2 = (h, 6)$. I ...
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How many points to span a goniometric wave and how to construct the goniometric function

I have two questions concerning the spanning of a simple trigonometric function: What is the minimum number of points to define/span a "simple" trigonometric wave in two dimensions? Is it possible ...
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A real matrix whith rows generating $U$ and columns generating $V$

Let $n \in \mathbb{N}$, and $U,V$ two linear subspaces of $\mathbb{R}^n$ of the same dimension. Could one always make a matrix $A \in \mathbb{M}^{n \times n}(\mathbb{R})$ such that $spanA = U$ and ...
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For what values of λ is this family free (independent), spanning and a basis of R[t]≤3

The family of polynomials $F$ = {${(λ^2 − 1)t^3 + t^2, λt^3 + t − λ, (1 − λ)t^3 + t + 1, λ}$} in $R[t]_{≤3}$ I set their sum to 0 to find the values for it to be independent. $a((λ^2 − 1)t^3 + t^2) ...
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Determine if the following is a subspace and find its smallest possible subspace of $\mathbb{R}^3$

$U_k = \{(x_i)_{1≤i≤n} \in \mathbb{R}^n\ |\ x_k = 0\}$. Is this a vector subspace of $\mathbb{R}^n$? For $n = 3$, what is the smallest vector subspace of $\mathbb{R}^n$ that contains $U_1, U_2, U_3$. ...
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Find a value r so that the vector v is in the span of a set of vectors

Find the value r so that, $$v = \begin{pmatrix} 3 \\r \\-10\\14 \end{pmatrix}$$ is in the set, $$ S= \text{span}\left(\begin{pmatrix} 3\\3\\1\\5 \end{pmatrix}, \begin{pmatrix} 0\\3\\4\\-3 ...
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Why do these vectors not span the given space?

I need some help understanding this solution to a problem. I am working on the problem above. I know that in order for a set of vectors to be a basis it must be linearly independent and span the ...
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What is the difference between the span of a set to its subspace?

I am confused with some of the definitions of linear algebra. I know that the span of set S is basically the set of all the linear combinations of the vectors in S. The subspace of the set S is the ...
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i am having trouble with one of the homework question regarding to linear algebra(vector and span)

$V$ is a vector space of some dimension, with $\vec u,\vec v,\vec w$ independent set of vectors in $V$. define the subspace of $V$ given by $W = \operatorname{span}(\vec u-\vec v+\vec w, 2\vec u+\vec ...
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does the set of vectors $S =\{u,v,w\} = \{(1,2,3),(2,2,1),(0,4,-5)\}$ span $\mathbb R^3$? If not, What does it span? Describe it geometrically.

does the set of vectors $S=\{u,v,w\}=\{(1,2,3),(2,2,1),(0,4,-5)\}$ span $\mathbb R^3$? If not, What does it span? Describe it geometrically. I already know I'm supposed to turn this into a $3\times3$ ...
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Calculate the dimension of $U = \{(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4,x_5) : x_1+x_3+x_5=x_2+x_4=0\}$

In the vector space $V \subset \Bbb R^5$, considering the vectors $v_1,v_2,v_3$ $v_1 = (0,1,1,0,0)$ $v_2 = (1,1,0,0,1)$ $v_3 = (1,0,1,0,1)$ We have $V = \mathrm{span}(v_1,v_2,v_3)$ ...
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How to complete a span

Hey I have a simple question. Say I have vector space V (dimV > 1). B = Span{v1,v2} and C = span{u1}. I have to find a vector u2 such that span{u1,u2} = span{v1,v2} = B. How do I do it ? thanks
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Why does linearly independent spanning set imply minimal spanning set for a vector space?

Suppose β is a linearly independent spanning set of some vector space V. Why must it be the minimal spanning set? In other words, why can there not be two linearly independent spanning sets of a ...
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find a base to U Linear Algebra

dear users please help me... im answering a long question now ive been guided to find a base to U at the end of the process i got this $u= Sp\{x^4-3x^3+2x^2, 3x^4-7x^3+4x ,1\}$ and ive been guided to ...
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Show that S (a subset of V) is contained in span(S)

Let $\text{span}(S) = \lbrace v \in V \mid v\ \text{is a linear combination of vectors in}\ S\rbrace$. I need to show that $S$ is contained within $\text{span}(S)$. I know if $S$ is nonempty, $0$ is ...
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Basis of M2,2 is not spanning set of trace zero matrices?

given set of matrices: S={[1 0; 0 0];[0 1; 0 0];[0 0; 1 0];[0 0; 0 1]} I have to explain why S is not a spanning set of matrices with trace zero, matrices of: V be the subspace of M2,2: V = {[a b; ...
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functional analysis findining dist(x,Z) in L2(-pi,pi)

The question in my hw was Let Z=span (1,sint,cost), x(t)=t. Find dist(x,Z) in $L_2(-\pi,\pi)$ From a lemma that we learned it says if Z is closed and $x(t)=t \notin Z$ then ...
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How to prove a set of vectors does not span a space.

Ok, so I'm a bit curios as to how you can prove a set does not span a vector space. For example, let ${S}$ be the vector set \begin{bmatrix} 1\\ 0\\ 0\\ 0\\ \end{bmatrix} \begin{bmatrix} 0\\ 1\\ 0\\ ...
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You can only take the span of linearly independent vectors?

Ok, this might be a bit trivial but I'm having trouble wrapping my head around my text book. So, to my understanding for ${Span(v_{1},v_{2},..,v_{n})}$ then ${v_{1},v_{2},..,v_{n}}$ must be linearly ...
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Is it possible for a set of non spanning vectors to be independent?

I was reading about linear spans on Wikipedia and they gave examples of spanning sets of vectors that were both independent and dependent. They also gave examples of non spanning sets of vectors that ...
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Finding a basis for span of vectors

$U = \text{span}\{(1,0,0),(0,2,-1)\}$, $W = \text{span}\{(0,1,-1)\}$. How can I find bases for $U$ and $W$? (I think they're linearly independent, right?) Can I just take $B_1 = \{(1,0,0),(0,2,-1)\}$ ...
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Find the closest point p in S to the point w, given

NOTE: Nobody showed me how to do this before. I AM DESPERATE for a step by step solution. Please help!! Let $S$ be the subspace of $\mathbb R^3$ spanned by vectors $u$ and $v$. Find the closest point ...
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Determine whether each given sequence…

spans $M_{2\times 2}$ is a basis for $M_{2\times 2}$ $$ \mbox{(a)} \qquad \left( \begin{pmatrix} -4 & 1 \\ 0 & 5 \end{pmatrix}, \begin{pmatrix} -3 & 0 \\ ...
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Is this vector in the span?

a. Is $(13, -12, 14, 4)^T$ in $\mathrm{Span}\{(-4, 3, 2, -2)^T, (-2, 2, -3, 4)^T, (5, -4, 0, 4)^T\}$? b. Is $1 + x^2$ in $\mathrm{Span}\{-4 + 3x + 2x^2 - 2x^3, 5 - 4x + 4x^3\}$? c. Is $(15, -14, 18, ...
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Linear Algebra Explanations on true and false.

1.Could someone prove that if a set of vectors in a $p$-dimensional vector space $Q$ is a spanning set for $Q$, it is a basis. 2.If $T$ is a linear transformation from $\mathbb R^3$ onto $P_2$, then ...
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Show that a set of vectors spans $\Bbb R^3$?

Let $ S = \{ (1,1,0), (0,1,1), (1,0,1) \} \subset \Bbb R^3 .$ a) Show that S spans $\Bbb R^3$ b) Show that S is a basis for $\Bbb R^3 $ I cannot use the rank-dimension method for (a). Is it ...
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Linear Algebra Solution set equal to Span

I am confused on how to approach a certain question. It asks to find a collection of vectors $x_1,\ldots,x_p$ so that the solution set of equation $ax=0$ is equal to $\operatorname{span} \{x_1,\ldots ...
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Linear Algebra Span question

Let $a, b, c$ be vectors in $\mathbb{R}^3$. From what I understand, if $c\in \mathrm{Span}\{a,b\}$, then $b\in \mathrm{Span}\{a,c\}$. Since they all fall on the same plane, I can't seem to find a ...
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Is it possible to swap vectors into a basis to get a new basis?

Let $V$ be a vector space in $\mathbb{R}^3$. Assume we have a basis, $B = (b_1, b_2, b_3)$, that spans $V$. Now choose some $v \in V$ such that $v \ne 0$. Is is always possible to swap $v$ with a ...
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Why can't two vectors span $\Bbb R^3$?

I came across a question in my linear algebra textbook and it said: "Given $x_1 = (1, 1, 1)^T$ and $x_2 = (3, -1, 4)^T$: Do $x_1$ and $x_2$ span $\Bbb R^3$? Explain." I'm pretty sure that the answer ...
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Which set Spans the Same set

Which set spans the same set as $\left\lbrace(1,2,−1),(0,1,1),(2,5,−1)\right\rbrace$ ? The answers choices each give either a set of 3 vectors or 2 vectors. How will I go about to solve this ...
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Proof that two spans are equal

I have an orthogonal subset of nonzero vectors $u_1,\dots,u_n$. I take $v \in V$ (a vector space) so that $v$ is the in the span of the previous set. Now I let $u$ be $v-m_1u_1-\dots-m_nu_n$ with ...
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Find two linear homogenous equations that are equivalent to the span of a line in 3 dimensions.

I'm working on an exercise in linear algebra and I'm stumped by part of it. Say I have a line in 3 dimensions that can be represented as $\operatorname{Span}\lbrace[1,-2,-2]\rbrace$. The book says ...
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Distance from Vector to the Linear Span

Let $V$ be the space of real polynomials of degree $\leq n$. a) Check the setting $(f(x),\,g(x))=\int_{0}^{1}f(x)g(x)\,dx$ turns $V$ to a Euclidean space. b) If $n=1$, find the distance from ...