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    linear algebra span

    Hey guys, so I'm having a little bit of difficulty understanding what exactly span is for this problem.







    Let u = 2, -6 (2x1 matrix) and v = 1,5 (2x1 matrix) . Show that h is in span {u,v} for all h and k. So once I set it up I got





    2 1 h
    0 8 k+3h

    It says I should stop here since the system is consistant, why is it consistant here?
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    Re: linear algebra span

    Hey Oldspice1212.

    Hint: What is the determinant?
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