Linear combination is also in the span

Suppose that vectors x and y are both in the linear span of the

vectors r1, r2, r3. Show that any linear combination of x and y is also

in the linear span of r1, r2, r3.

What I have-

Because x and y are in the span of r1,r2,r3, then x and y are linear combinations of r1,r2,r3. So, the following exists:

c1(r1)+c2(r2)+c3(r3) = x

and

d1(r1)+d2(r2)+d3(r3) = y

where the d's and c's are scalars. I'm not sure this gets me anywhere with the proof.

Thanks.

Re: Linear combination is also in the span

if:

, and ,

then

which is surely in span({r_{1},r_{2},r_{3}})

since for each i, is surely some scalar.

Re: Linear combination is also in the span

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**sfspitfire23** Suppose that vectors x and y are both in the linear span of the vectors r1, r2, r3. Show that any linear combination of x and y is also

in the linear span of r1, r2, r3.

Suppose that .

Show that .

i.e.