Determine an equation of the plane containing the following points: (2,0,2), (4,3,1), and (0,1,3).

Do I set up a cross-product?

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- Nov 25th 2007, 08:44 PMriverjibCalc III Vector Problems
Determine an equation of the plane containing the following points: (2,0,2), (4,3,1), and (0,1,3).

Do I set up a cross-product? - Nov 25th 2007, 10:14 PMCaptainBlack
Try Google first.

RonL - Nov 26th 2007, 04:43 AMSoroban
Hello, riverjib!

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Determine an equation of the plane containing the points: .

. . Do you have any idea*why*?

To write the equation of a plane, we need a point on the plane,

. . (we have 3 to choose from), and the normal vector of the plane, .

Then substitute into: .

We have: .

. . Then: .

Hence: .

Can you finish the problem now?