If the sum of three vectors in R3 is zero, must they lie in the same plane?
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Hey Civy71. They could lie all on the same line or the same plane. They all lie on the same point if all vectors are the zero vector.
Let the three vectors be If the sum of the three vectors is the zero vector, then these vectors are linearly dependent since so must lie on the same plane spanned by and . Hence all three vectors lie on the same plane
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