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SteveDC

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## Homework Statement

Let line L1 be the line through origin O and the point B(2,-1,-2). Let line L2 be the line through point A(3,1,-1) with direction vector i-j-k. Obtain a vector n, orthogonal to both lines. Use n and the vector OA connecting the lines to find the shortest distance between two lines.

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I have used both direction vectors for both lines to find their cross product to obtain the vector n, orthogonal to both lines: (2i-j-2k) x (i-j-k) = -i-k

But then not sure where to go from here despite the hint in the question of using vector OA and n?