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Let P = (2, 2, 0), Q = (0, 4, 1) and R = (-1, 2, 3) in the space [tex] \Re^{3}.

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a) Determine the area of the rectangle determined by vectors [tex]\overrightarrow{PQ}[/tex] and [tex]\overrightarrow{PR}[/tex].

b) Determine the volume of the tetrahedral determined by vectors [tex]\overrightarrow{PQ}[/tex] and [tex]\overrightarrow{PR}[/tex], and the origin O, OPQR.

3. The attempt at a solution

a)

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|\overrightarrow{PQ}| = \sqrt {4 + 4 +1} = 3

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|\overrightarrow{PR}| = \sqrt {9 + 0 + 9} = 3 \sqrt {2}

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Area = |\overrightarrow{PQ}| * |\overrightarrow{PR}|

= 9 \sqrt {2}

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b)

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Volume = Area * |\overrightarrow{RO}|

|\overrightarrow{RO}| = \sqrt {1 + 4 + 9}

= \sqrt {14}

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The volume is

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Volume = 9 \sqrt{2} * \sqrt {14}

= 18 \sqrt {7}

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Please, comment any mistakes.

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# Homework Help: What is the volume and area determined by three points?

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