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Help with equations of lines

  1. Sep 25, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find parametric and symmetric equations for the line through P0 (3,3,0) and perpendicular to both given vectors (1,1,0) and (0,1,1)


    2. Relevant equations parametric: x=x0+at, y=y0+bt, z=z0+ct;
    symmetric: x-x0/a=y-y0/b=z-z0/c



    3. The attempt at a solution What is first did is to find the cross product of i and j, but i dont know where to go from here.
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2009 #2

    lanedance

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    use the cross product of both your vectors to give you the direction of the line, say v

    if p is the point your line goes through, then your line will be given by p + v.t
     
  4. Sep 25, 2009 #3
    thanks a lot!
     
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