Hi

Can anybody help me with this question?:

"Show that for every vector space V and every element v E V the opposite element is unique: if v + x = x + v = 0 and v + y = y + v = 0, then x = y"

Any help appreciated.

Cheers.(Nod)

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- January 11th 2009, 05:10 AMBell2009Linear Algebra Help Needed
Hi

Can anybody help me with this question?:

"Show that for every vector space V and every element v E V the opposite element is unique: if v + x = x + v = 0 and v + y = y + v = 0, then x = y"

Any help appreciated.

Cheers.(Nod) - January 11th 2009, 06:34 AMOpalg
(Just to get you started) you know that v+x = v+y. Therefore x+(v+x) = x+(v+y).

- January 12th 2009, 11:41 AMBell2009
thanks very much