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A plane contains the point A(3, 1, 2) and the vectors u = [-1, 3, 4]

  1. Mar 16, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A plane contains the point A(3, 1, 2) and the vectors u = [-1, 3, 4] and v = [2, 0, -1]. Find the scalar equation of this plane.

    2. Relevant equations

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I obtained:
    -3x+7y-6z+14=0 (for the scalar equation).
    Is this correct??
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2013 #2

    jedishrfu

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    so you tested it with the given pt? and then using the given pt + the u vector to get a new point and again with the v vector?
     
  4. Mar 16, 2013 #3
    Yes, I used various points from the parametric equations to test, and it satisfied all. So I feel confident its right. Thanks anyways.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2013 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    Why "thanks anyways"? If you checked thosed because jedishrfu suggested it, just thank him. If you had already checked, why did you ask?
     
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