can you please help me with this problem I am a bit confused.If you could show me the steps it would be really helpful thank you.

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- Dec 30th 2012, 07:44 AMmohamadbasis and dimension
can you please help me with this problem I am a bit confused.If you could show me the steps it would be really helpful thank you.

linear algebra | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - Dec 30th 2012, 09:52 AMDevenoRe: basis and dimension
step one: convert all the matrices in S into vectors in R

^{4}.

this turns S into span({(1,1,0,0),(2,2,0,0),(0,1,0,0),(1,2,0,0),(15, 1,0)}

it should be obvious we can eliminate (2,2,0,0) from this set without fear, since it's just 2(1,1,0,0).

also note that (1,2,0,0) = (1,1,0,0) + (0,1,0,0), so we don't need (1,2,0,0), either (it's a linear combination of the first two vectors).

that leaves just 3 vectors left (1,1,0,0), (0,1,0,0) and (1,5,1,0). is this a linearly independent set? - Jan 2nd 2013, 02:05 AMmohamadRe: basis and dimension
thank you