# Vectors math

1. Feb 27, 2015

### amy098yay

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
That is, use three specific vectors in 3-space to show that https://ucdsb.elearningontario.ca/content/enforced/4850117-BL_1415Sem2__MAT_MCV4UU-948314_1_ELO/MCV4UPU01/MCV4UPU01A06/images/vec-a.gif?_&d2lSessionVal=Y3hirJUTSYjH76OEZwqHIBATE&ou=4850117×(https://ucdsb.elearningontario.ca/content/enforced/4850117-BL_1415Sem2__MAT_MCV4UU-948314_1_ELO/MCV4UPU01/MCV4UPU01A06/images/vec-b.gif?_&d2lSessionVal=Y3hirJUTSYjH76OEZwqHIBATE&ou=4850117 × https://ucdsb.elearningontario.ca/content/enforced/4850117-BL_1415Sem2__MAT_MCV4UU-948314_1_ELO/MCV4UPU01/MCV4UPU01A06/images/vec-c.gif?_&d2lSessionVal=Y3hirJUTSYjH76OEZwqHIBATE&ou=4850117) is not equal to (https://ucdsb.elearningontario.ca/content/enforced/4850117-BL_1415Sem2__MAT_MCV4UU-948314_1_ELO/MCV4UPU01/MCV4UPU01A06/images/vec-a.gif?_&d2lSessionVal=Y3hirJUTSYjH76OEZwqHIBATE&ou=4850117 × https://ucdsb.elearningontario.ca/content/enforced/4850117-BL_1415Sem2__MAT_MCV4UU-948314_1_ELO/MCV4UPU01/MCV4UPU01A06/images/vec-b.gif?_&d2lSessionVal=Y3hirJUTSYjH76OEZwqHIBATE&ou=4850117) × https://ucdsb.elearningontario.ca/content/enforced/4850117-BL_1415Sem2__MAT_MCV4UU-948314_1_ELO/MCV4UPU01/MCV4UPU01A06/images/vec-c.gif?_&d2lSessionVal=Y3hirJUTSYjH76OEZwqHIBATE&ou=4850117.

3. The attempt at a solution
the solution is in the pdf file, did i make a mistake in answering the question..?

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2. Feb 27, 2015

### amy098yay

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3. Feb 27, 2015

### Staff: Mentor

It's hard to follow your work, so I didn't check it. For the first triple product, please show us how you did b X c, and then a X (b X c). For the second triple product, please show is a X b, and then (a X b) X c.

As a self-check for your work, you should verify that when you calculate a X b, for example, the vector you get is perpendicular to both a and b. This can be done very quickly using the dot product - the dot product of perpendicular vectors is 0.

4. Feb 27, 2015

### amy098yay

another pdf file of the solution

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5. Feb 27, 2015

### Dick

axb and bxc are ok. I have no idea what you are doing when you try to find (axb)xc and ax(bxc).

6. Feb 28, 2015