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# A): compute projw j if u1=[-7,1,4] u2=[-1,1,-2],w=span{u1,u2}. (u1 and u2 are orthogonal) B): let u1=[1,1,1], u2=1/3...

A): compute projw j if u1=[-7,1,4] u2=[-1,1,-2],w=span{u1,u2}. (u1 and u2 are orthogonal)

B): let u1=[1,1,1], u2=1/3 *[1,1,-2] and w=span{u1,u2}. Construct an orthonormal basis for w.

A). We have u1. u2 = 7*(-1)+1*1+4*(-2) = -7+1-8 = -14. Hence u1 and u2 are not orthogonal. Further, the vector whose projection on W is to be computed has not been described. If v = (a,b,c) is the vector whose projection on W is to be computed, then proj W (v) = proj u1 (v)+ proj u2 (v) = [(v.u1)/(u1.u1)]u1 +[(v.u2)/(u2.u2)]u2 = [ (7a+b+4c)/(49+1+16)] (7,1,4)+ [(-a+b-2c)/(1+1+4)] (-1,1,-2) = [(7a+b+4c)/66] (7,1,4) + [(-a+b-2c)/6](-1,1,-2)=(49a+7b+28c)/66, (7a+b+4c)/66, (28a+4b+16c)/66)+((a-b+2c)/6, (-a+b-2c)/6, (2a-2b+4c)/6) = ( (30a-2cb+25c)/33,(-2a+6b-9c)/33,(25a-9b+30c)/33).

You have to plugin the values of a, b, c.

B).We have u1= (1,1,1), u2= (1/3,1/3,-2/3) and W=span{u1,u2}. Since u1.u2 = 1/3+1/3-2/3 = 0, hence u1,u2 are orthogonal to each other.