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## Main Question or Discussion Point

so I've been doing review and I got stuck on two questions, I was wondering if anyone could help me out.

Any help would be appericiated - whether it's a hint on what my first step should be or what's the final answer to confirm whether I'm right or wrong :)

1. Find the scalar equation of the plane that passes through the point (1, 1, 4) and is perpendicular to the line of intersection of the planes x + 2y + z = 1 and 2x + y + 3z = 3.

2. Determine the distance from the point P(2, 3, -1) to the plane 2x + y - 2z + 9 = 0. (I know I can plug the values into the equation, but that doesn't really help me. Could anyone show me a longer way to do this involving more steps? I don't really understand where the equation comes from).

Any help would be appericiated - whether it's a hint on what my first step should be or what's the final answer to confirm whether I'm right or wrong :)

1. Find the scalar equation of the plane that passes through the point (1, 1, 4) and is perpendicular to the line of intersection of the planes x + 2y + z = 1 and 2x + y + 3z = 3.

2. Determine the distance from the point P(2, 3, -1) to the plane 2x + y - 2z + 9 = 0. (I know I can plug the values into the equation, but that doesn't really help me. Could anyone show me a longer way to do this involving more steps? I don't really understand where the equation comes from).