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Name________________________ Student I.D.___________________ Math 2250-4 Quiz 6 February 22, 2013 1a) Define the span of a collection of vectors v1 , v2 , ... vn . (2 points) 1b) Define what it means for vectors v1 , v2 , ... vn to be linearly independent. (2 points) 2) Consider the following four vectors in =4 : 1 0 v1 = , v2 = K4 2 1 2 , v3 = 1 2 1 4 , v4 = 6 2 0 1 . 2 0 Below is the matrix which has these four vectors as columns, in the same order as above, and the reduced row echelon form of that matrix. Use this information to answer the three questions which follow. 1 0 K4 2 1 2 1 2 1 4 6 2 0 1 2 0 / 1 0 0 0 0 K1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 . 2a) Are the four vectors v1 , v2 , v3 , v4 a basis for =4 ? (In other words, is it true that they span =4 and are linearly independent?) Briefly explain your answer. (2 points) 2b) Express v3 as a linear combination of the other three vectors v1 , v2 , v4 . (Hint: One of the linear combination coefficients is zero.) (2 points) 2c) Are the vectors v1 , v2 , v4 linearly independent? Explain. (2 points)