# |λ| times the magnitude of vector $$\vec{a}$$ is denoted as ______

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|λ| times the magnitude of vector $$\vec{a}$$ is denoted as ______

(a) |λ$$\vec{a}$$|

(b) λ|$$\vec{a}$$|

(c) |λ|$$\vec{a}$$

(d) λ$$\vec{a}$$

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My query is from Multiplication of a Vector by a Scalar topic in division Vector Algebra of Mathematics – Class 12
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The correct option is (a) |λ$$\vec{a}$$|
The explanation is: |λ| times the magnitude of vector $$\vec{a}$$ is denoted as |λ$$\vec{a}$$| = |λ||$$\vec{a}$$|
As we know that the magnitude of vector $$\vec{a}$$ is denoted by |$$\vec{a}$$|, if we multiply the magnitude of vector $$\vec{a}$$ with magnitude of λ we get |λ$$\vec{a}$$|.