Find a unit vector

  1. 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find a unit vector orthogonal to A in the plane B and C if A=2i-j+k B=i+2j+k and C=i+j-2k

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    Im thinking the solution is to take the cross product of B and C. and that would be the solution??
     
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  3. rock.freak667

    rock.freak667 6,228
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    BxC would give satisfy the conditions yes, but you will need to get the unit vector of BxC.
     
  4. So my answer would be 1/[tex]\sqrt{35}[/tex](5i+3k-j)?
     
  5. rock.freak667

    rock.freak667 6,228
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    Yes, assuming you calculated BxC correctly.
     
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