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Equation of the plane

  1. Apr 30, 2009 #1
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    I feel really stupid that I can't find the equation of the following... is the y slope here 2?
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2009 #2

    mgb_phys

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    I think so, ie. one unit across two up
     
  4. Apr 30, 2009 #3
    but it's not z = f(x,y) = 2y right?? what am I missing here
     
  5. Apr 30, 2009 #4

    Mark44

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    Don't know what you mean "y slope." This plane appears to by generated by a line in the y-z plane whose slope (dz/dy) is -2. The equation of that line is z = -2y + 2. x is arbitrary.
     
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