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Find the shortest distance between the two skew lines

  1. Feb 27, 2006 #1
    Find the shortest distance between the two skew lines L(1) and L(2) with equations
    r = (1, 2, 2) + s (4, 3, 2) and r = (1, 0, -3) + t (4, -6, -1)

    How to do this? Help needed..
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2006 #2

    siddharth

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    Have you got any ideas on how you can approach this? Your book might have a few examples.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2006 #3
    I have an idea but I am not sure it is correct or not.
    Is the length equal to the length of the normal of either of the line to the point of another line?
     
  5. Feb 27, 2006 #4

    benorin

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    The lines point in the direction(s) of what vector(s)?
     
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