I am sure this is easy but I have been trying all day and just don't understand the question.:(

Determine whether the set, together with the indicated operations, is a vector space.

1. The set {(x, -x) : x is a real number} with the standard operations.

2. The set {(x, y) : x, y are a real numbers such that x > y} with the standard operations.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :)