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Problem. Let $v_1,\ldots,v_n$ be vectors in $\mathbb{R}^m$, and let $V$ be the $m\times n$ matrix whose columns are $v_1,\ldots,v_n$. Show that the $n$-dimensional volume of the $n$-dimensional parallelepiped in $\mathbb{R}^m$ determined by $v_1,\ldots,v_n$ is $\sqrt{\det(V^TV)}$.