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Writing vector equations

  • Thread starter Calpalned
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Homework Statement


My solutions manual states that (1 - t)(2i - j + 4k) + t(4i + 6j + k) = (2i - j + 4k) + t(2i + 7j -3k), 0 < t < 1.

Homework Equations


r(t) = (1 - t)r0 + tr1

The Attempt at a Solution


I don't see how they are equivalent. They can't be divided because one has i, j and k and the other has t.
 

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Try simplifying the left side and see what you get
 
  • #3
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What they wrote is just the summation of the two vectors, component-by-component. Which part don't you understand?

Chet
 

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