Results 1 to 4 of 4

Math Help - How would you interpret this question?

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    Jul 2012
    From
    USA
    Posts
    2

    How would you interpret this question?

    Now I know how to get orthogonal vectors when you're given another vector, and I know how to do it when you're give two points. However I have been given this question, and I'm not entirely sure what it's asking. Hopefully someone here can point out what I'm missing.

    Given a vector in 2D space as V1, how would you calculate an orthogonal vector for points A and B?
    Thanks for the help.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Jul 2012
    From
    New Delhi
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    3

    Re: How would you interpret this question?

    Orthogonal vector for a point doesnot make any sense, does it ?
    You can have orthogonal to a line or a plane, but point?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Joined
    Jul 2012
    From
    USA
    Posts
    2

    Re: How would you interpret this question?

    Exactly! You see why I'm confused?

    I wonder if it would be okay to assume points A and B make up vector V1.

    Unfortunately, I cannot really ask the giver of this question what they meant.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Joined
    Jul 2012
    From
    New Delhi
    Posts
    52
    Thanks
    3

    Re: How would you interpret this question?

    Yup. I hope that's what they meant. Or else its some new kind of mathematics.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Interpret spherical coordinates geometrically
    Posted in the Calculus Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: November 23rd 2011, 02:49 PM
  2. How to interpret a stem and leaf problem?
    Posted in the Statistics Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: November 8th 2010, 09:30 AM
  3. Strange geometry patterns help interpret
    Posted in the Geometry Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 8th 2009, 05:48 AM
  4. How to interpret results from a t-test
    Posted in the Statistics Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: August 23rd 2009, 11:31 PM
  5. Not sure how to interpret this data.
    Posted in the Advanced Statistics Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: September 15th 2006, 12:59 AM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum