General question about parameterized equations for lines

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I'm supposed to find the equation of a line perpendicular to and intersecting another line. The original line was parameterized in t.

I got the answer as L = (0, 1, 2) + s <3/2, -1/2, -1>


The book gave it as L = (0, 1 ,2> + t <3, -1, -2>



Since both equations describe the same line, is my answer okay?

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tiny-tim
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hi inknit! :smile:
Since both equations describe the same line, is my answer okay?

yeees …

but theirs is obviously better :wink:
 

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