this might be a stupid question,but if V=R^2 and S={(x_1,x_2):2x_1-3x_2=1}, then S is not a subspace of V since (0,0) is not in S, right?

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- Jul 1st 2008, 02:45 PMsquarerootof2determining whether a subset is subspace
this might be a stupid question,but if V=R^2 and S={(x_1,x_2):2x_1-3x_2=1}, then S is not a subspace of V since (0,0) is not in S, right?

- Jul 2nd 2008, 08:09 PMbadgerigar
Looks good to me

- Jul 3rd 2008, 09:43 AMbaxyjr
If both x1 and x2 were zero, that (the zero vector) would not be in S. So you're right. Since zero does not equal one.