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Homework Help: Vector equation

  1. Oct 24, 2006 #1
    I am supposed to solve this explicitly for x:

    x=(x x A)+B
    where all variables represent vectors.

    I moved the B vector to the other side and I was thinking i can take a cross product of something with each side to isolate x but do not know what works here, i tried crossing both sides with each of the vectors.
    any suggestions on this one?
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  3. Oct 25, 2006 #2
    any help at all on this one?
  4. Oct 25, 2006 #3


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    Try dotting and crossing with different things (like, x, A, B). Use the BAC-CAB rule to simplify double cross products. Just mess around for a while and you should be able to figure it out.
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