This problem is a sample flight path of a ship in space.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Its path is described by the line r(t) = (-1+t)i + (2-t)j

An asteroid has the starting point (0, 5, -1) and a heading vector of 2i + j + 3k

Ship

x = -1 + t

j = 2 -t

z = 0

asteroid

x = 0 + 2t

y = 5 + t

z = -1 + 3t

The question is will the asteroid hit the ship and if not how close will they come.

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# Homework Help: Flight path

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