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    Find the scalars c1 and c2 of two vectors such that they = <5,1>

    <5,1> = c1v1 + c2v2
    Where c1 and c2 are scalars and v1 and v2 are vectors

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Find the scalars c1 and c2 of two vectors such that they = <5,1>

    Quote Originally Posted by Giestforlife View Post
    <5,1> = c1v1 + c2v2
    Where c1 and c2 are scalars and v1 and v2 are vectors

    Thanks in advance!
    As stated the problem has an infinite number of solutions!

    Here are two possible solutions...

    c_1=5,v_1=<1,0>,c_2=1,v_2=<0,1>

    or

    c_1=1,v_1=<5,5>,c_2=-2,v_2=<0,2>
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    Re: Find the scalars c1 and c2 of two vectors such that they = <5,1>

    Yes, I think you might have neglected to tell us what \bold{v_1} and \bold{v_2} are....

    If that's the case, you would just need to set up and solve two equations in two unknowns.

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