Potentially an easy Calculus proble

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In summary, the conversation involved finding the line in parametric equations from a given point to the center of a sphere, using the equation (x-2)^2+(y-5)^2+(z-5)^2=56 and the vector <1,2,3>. The correct process was to use r(t)=<1,2,3>+t<2,5,5>, but the last line was copied incorrectly.
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1.) A point (1,2,3) and the equation (x-2)^2+(y-5)^2+(z-5)^2=56, find the line (in parametric equations) from that point to the center of the sphere.

2.) Here is everything I have done

I first made a vector from 1,2,3 to 2,5,5.

<1,3,2>

and then a parametric equation

r(t)=<1,2,3>+t<2,5,5>

was this the right process
 
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Hi chaotixmonjuish! :smile:
chaotixmonjuish said:
r(t)=<1,2,3>+t<2,5,5>

was this the right process

he he :smile:

that's exactly the right process :approve:

but :rolleyes: … you copied wrong on the last line! :wink:
 
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In other words, you have t multiplying the wrong vector.
 
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Ah yes, sorry about not responding right away. I got what he meant.
 

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