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Homework Help: Calculus III Write the equation of the plane

  1. Dec 9, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Write the equation of the plane that contains the following two parrallel lines

    R(t) = <1,0,3> + t<1,,4,-2> and E(t) = <2,3,0> + t<1,4,-2>

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I tried parameterizing of the equations that didnt seem to work. Please Help.
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 9, 2008 #2
    try finding a line that connects to some point on R(t) and E(t), you know that also falls on the plane. you also know that these two parallel lines fall on the plane. That should give you enough information to get z in terms of x and y, thus determining a plane.

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