What's the difference between a point and a vector (both of which are situated in 3-Dimentions)? I mean, they are similar in a way that they can be represented as an ordered 3-tuple (x,y,z). But then they are different because vectors have a direction but points do not.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

How would a mathematician differentiate between these two concepts?

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# Point or Vector? What's the difference?

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