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    Parametarizing equation?

    How do you parameterize an equation?

    i have 3x + 3y + 2z = 5. I just need to know how to make it into parametric form. i learned it before but i cant remember..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    How do you parameterize an equation?

    i have 3x + 3y + 2z = 5. I just need to know how to make it into parametric form. i learned it before but i cant remember..
    There are an infinite number of possibilites. One of them is:

    x = t

    y = s

    z = (5 - 3t - 3s)/2

    where t \in R and s \in R.
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    By the way, uyou don't "parameterize an equation". Those are parametric equations for the plane which is also described by the equation you give.
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