Can anyone help me solve this question with workings:

1. Can u= [1,2,-1], v=[2,k2,k] be linearly independent for any k?

Thanks, would really appreciate any help-it is my last question and I'm stuck.

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- Mar 14th 2013, 10:48 PMtbea009Question: vectors-linearly independent for any value of k
Can anyone help me solve this question with workings:

1. Can u= [1,2,-1], v=[2,k2,k] be linearly independent for any k?

Thanks, would really appreciate any help-it is my last question and I'm stuck. - Mar 14th 2013, 10:58 PMGusbobRe: Question: vectors-linearly independent for any value of k
Two vectors are linearly independent if one is not a scalar multiple of the other. To be more precise, two vectors are linearly independent if and only if the matrix A = [u v] whose columns are the vectors u and v has exactly 2 pivots.