Chapter 12.2, Problem 50E

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8th Edition

James Stewart

ISBN: 9781305266643

Textbook Problem

Prove Property 5 of vectors algebraically for the case *n* =3. Then use similar triangles to give a geometric proof.

To determine

**To prove**: Algebraic and geometrical proof of property 5 of vectors.

Explanation

**Given:**

The value of *n* is 3.

**Formula:**

Consider the two vectors as

**Sum of vectors:**

The vector sum of two vectors

**Scalar multiplication with a vector:**

The scalar multiplication of vector

Here,

*c* is scalar.

**Triangle law:**

Consider two vectors **u** and then vector **v**. Draw the vector **u** and second vector **v** at the end of vector **u**, then the resultant vector would be the sum of two vectors

Write the expression for property 5.

Here,

**A** and **b** are vectors, and

*c* is scalar.

The value of *n* is 3, hence vectors are three-dimensional. Consider the vectors as

Substitute **a** and **b** in equation (1),

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