let A be an m x n matrix. prove that the set b = (vertor b a member of R^m : A*vector x = vector b is consistant) is a subspace of R^m
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I think you mean "the set of all b such that Ax= b for some x in $\displaystyle R^m$" - that is known as the image of $\displaystyle R^m$ and is also the "column space" since it is spanned by the columns of the matrix.
To prove any subset is a subspace, it is sufficient to show that it is closed under addition and scalar multiplication- or, combining the two, that if u and v are in the subset and a and b are scalars, then au+ bv is also in the subset.
If u and v are in the subset then there exist x and y in $\displaystyle R^m$ such that Ax= u and Ay= v.
Look at A(au+ bv).