what am I suppose to do with those three plane equations?

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- Dec 19th 2007, 07:44 AMakhayoonshortest distance
what am I suppose to do with those three plane equations?

- Dec 19th 2007, 08:56 AMtopsquark
- Dec 19th 2007, 08:58 AMakhayoon
wow, I have no idea what you're talking about

but basically what I can do

is the minimum distance between

point and a plane

line and a plane

point and a line

line and a line

I've never encountered a point and three equations, I have no idea what to do... - Dec 19th 2007, 09:22 AMtopsquark
What I am suggesting you do is to solve this system of equations first:

$\displaystyle x - y + 3z = 1$

$\displaystyle -x + 3y - z = 3$

$\displaystyle y + z = 2$

This will result in the equation(s) for a kind of geometric figure (point, line, plane, etc. I'm not going to tell you which.) Then find the shortest distance from your point to this geometric figure.

-Dan - Jan 4th 2008, 01:22 PMyellow4321
http://www.fmnetwork.org.uk/centre/k...92f85a7a1d1fb4.

this website was golddust to me when i was given a week to learn vectors from pretty much scratch! - Jan 4th 2008, 01:24 PMyellow4321
http://www.fmnetwork.org.uk/centre/ken/

FP3%7CFP3revision%20vectors.doc?PHPSESSID=

82dba69ce7ffcdb44992f85a7a1d1fb4.

this website was golddust to me when i was given a week to learn vectors from pretty much scratch! copy and paste it