Quick and Easy Vector Problem Help

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Homework Statement



Consider the line L(t) = <1-3t,0>. Then:
L is parallel, perpendicular or neither, to the Line L(t)= <6t-2,-3>

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



I am stumped!
 

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Homework Statement



Consider the line L(t) = <1-3t,0>. Then:
L is parallel, perpendicular or neither, to the Line L(t)= <6t-2,-3>

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



I am stumped!

Have you tried drawing the lines?
 
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No I have not. Is there a way to solve these computationally?
 
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Sure, but it's always good to have a visual idea of what they represent. Too often students try to do things on strictly a computational level and completely skip using the visual side of their brains. Using both is good.

Both lines (they shouldn't both be called L(t)) have y values that don't change.
 

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