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Vector equation of a line

  1. Jan 24, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find the vector equation of a line that passes through the point (1,3,4) and is parallel to a line that passes through point (5,1,2)

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    <1,3,4> + t<5,1,2>
    <1,3,4> + <5t,t,2t>
    <1+5t,3+t,4+2t>

    Is my answer correct? if not please point me to the right direction since I'm not quite sure how to solve this problem, thank you.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012
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  3. Jan 24, 2012 #2

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    Is this the problem exactly as given to you? If so, you can't answer it because there are an infinite number of lines which pass through the point (5, 1, 2).
     
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