How can I write this expression as a linear combination of three

vectors (polynomials) in P3 p(x) = a + bx + cx^2 +(-a-c)x^3?

Thank you

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- Jan 30th 2011, 02:13 PMAkilMAILinear Combination
How can I write this expression as a linear combination of three

vectors (polynomials) in P3 p(x) = a + bx + cx^2 +(-a-c)x^3?

Thank you - Jan 30th 2011, 02:22 PMdwsmith
- Jan 30th 2011, 03:27 PMHallsofIvy
dwsmith is right, that is a linear combination, but I suspect what they want is where "a", "b", and "c" are the coefficients of the linear combination.

- Jan 30th 2011, 03:28 PMdwsmith