# Math Help - Direct Sum of two Subspaces

1. ## Direct Sum of two Subspaces

let U be subspace of $R^4$ spanned by the vectors
$u_1=(1,-2,5,-3),u_2=(2,3,1,-4),u_3=(3,8,-3,-5)$

the vectors $v_1=(1,-2,5,-3),v_2(0,7,-9,2)$ form basis for the Subspace U. and $v_1,v_2,v_3=(0,0,1,0),v_4=(0,0,0,1)$ form basis for $R^4$. How do i find the subspace W of $R^4$ such that $R^4=U \oplus W$

Thanks for any help.

2. Originally Posted by charikaar
let U be subspace of $R^4$ spanned by the vectors
$u_1=(1,-2,5,-3),u_2=(2,3,1,-4),u_3=(3,8,-3,-5)$

the vectors $v_1=(1,-2,5,-3),v_2(0,7,-9,2)$ form basis for the Subspace U. and $v_1,v_2,v_3=(0,0,1,0),v_4=(0,0,0,1)$ form basis for $R^4$. How do i find the subspace W of $R^4$ such that $R^4=U \oplus W$

Thanks for any help.
Hint: think orthogonal complement.