- #1

- 40

- 0

**vector problem!plz help!**

hi there

i had these 2 questions that i wanted someone to plz double chek for me..

Q1) Given vectors A= c i + c j + 3k and B= ci + j - 2k where c is any constant.

a)Find a value of 'c' such that A is parallel to B?..

b)Find a value of 'c' such that A and B have the same length?

Ans)

a) For this particular question I said that if A is parallel to B then the cross product shud be 0.And thereby solving for 'c', I got values -3/2;0 and 1.However after substituting each of these values of 'c' separately in the cross product A x B, none of the equations reduce to zero..I concluded therefore no such value of 'c' exists..Was that right?

b)For the lengths to be same i equated their magnitudes to find 'c'..however after doing this i got an imaginary value of 'c'= +-2i.i concluded saying that this is a complex number says only abt direction and not magnitude...So no such value of 'c' exists that makes the lengths A and B equal...!!Am i right??

Please help me!.

Last edited: