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    Let A1,...An be m x m matrices. Suppose that B and C are m x m matrices in Span (A1,...An). Show that B-C are in span (A1,...An).
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    (Original post by Rose86)
    Let A1,...An be m x m matrices. Suppose that B and C are m x m matrices in Span (A1,...An). Show that B-C are in span (A1,...An).
    So, what does B is in Span (A1,...An) mean mathematically?
    Similarly C.

    Then what's B-C?
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    So, what does B is in Span (A1,...An) mean mathematically?
    Similarly C.

    Then what's B-C?
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    Not sure what that means.
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    (Original post by ghostwalker)
    Not sure what that means.
    I dont know Whats B-C is
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    (Original post by Rose86)
    I dont know Whats B-C is
    !!

    Can you work out B+C ?
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    (Original post by ghostwalker)
    !!

    Can you work out B+C ?
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    No😓
    These should all be covered in your definitions.

    B is in the Span (A_1,...,A_n) means there exists b_1,..,b_n such that:

    B=b_1A_1+...+b_nA_n

    Similarly for C

    C=c_1A_1+...+c_nA_n

    B-C is then:

    B-C=(b_1A_1+...+b_nA_n)-(c_1A_1+...+c_nA_n)

    Which we can rearrange to:

    B-C=(b_1A_1-c_1A_1)+...+(b_nA_n-c_nA_n)

    B-C=(b_1-c_1)A_1+...+(b_n-c_n)A_n

    b_1-c_1 are just numbers, so this shows that B-C is in the Span (A_1,...,A_n)

    Note: I have avoided the use of terms such as "vector space", "field", etc. as you've not mentioned them, but it is the axioms of those structures that you're using in each step of the proof.
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    (Original post by ghostwalker)
    These should all be covered in your definitions.

    B is in the Span (A_1,...,A_n) means there exists b_1,..,b_n such that:

    B=b_1A_1+...+b_nA_n

    Similarly for C

    C=c_1A_1+...+c_nA_n

    B-C is then:

    B-C=(b_1A_1+...+b_nA_n)-(c_1A_1+...+c_nA_n)

    Which we can rearrange to:

    B-C=(b_1A_1-c_1A_1)+...+(b_nA_n-c_nA_n)

    B-C=(b_1-c_1)A_1+...+(b_n-c_n)A_n

    b_1-c_1 are just numbers, so this shows that B-C is in the Span (A_1,...,A_n)

    Note: I have avoided the use of terms such as "vector space", "field", etc. as you've not mentioned them, but it is the axioms of those structures that you're using in each step of the proof.
    Thank You!
 
 
 
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