# SOLUTION: Let f,g, element F(R,R) be the function defined by f(t)=e^rt and g(t)=e^st, where r cannot equal s. prove that f and g are linearly independent in F(R,R)

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Algebra Question 346626: Let f,g, element F(R,R) be the function defined by f(t)=e^rt and g(t)=e^st, where r cannot equal s. prove that f and g are linearly independent in F(R,R)Answer by Fombitz(13828)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! By the zero product property, or The first case can never happen since for all values of The second case can only happen when When . Since this is not the case, then f and g are linear independent. only when