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Parametric equations

  1. Nov 8, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    parametric equations are
    x=s+2t
    y=2s+3t
    z=3s+4t

    trying to solve for equation of the plane and then take the coefficients of the equation to get the vector normal to the plane


    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    apparently t=2x-y
    and s=2y-3x
    and therefore the equation of the plane is x-2y+z=0
    but for me solving the first equation for t just gives t=x-s/2
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2016 #2

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    From your equation of the plane, if it's correct, you can get a normal to the plane by inspection.
     
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