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**arbolis** **Hello MHF**,

It is the continuation of the exercise I posted in my precedent thread.

So I recall, I have a vectorial subspace of $\displaystyle \mathbb{R}^4$, $\displaystyle W$. $\displaystyle W$ is defined to be $\displaystyle \{ (x,y,z,w)\in \mathbb{R}^4 \text{such that }2x-z+w=0, x-y-z=0 \}$.

I've found a basis of $\displaystyle W$ and a basis of $\displaystyle W^{\perp}$. They now ask me to find an orthonormal basis of $\displaystyle \mathbb{R}^4$ using the basis I found in the past items.

For $\displaystyle W$ I have that a basis is $\displaystyle \{ (0,1,-1,-1), (1,0,1,-1) \} $. While for $\displaystyle W^{\perp}$ I have that a basis is $\displaystyle \{ (2,0,-1,1), (1,-1,0,-1) \}$.

Oh wait... doesn't that mean that a basis of $\displaystyle \mathbb{R}^4$ is the union of the 2 basis I found? yes!