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    shortest distance

    what am I suppose to do with those three plane equations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by akhayoon View Post
    what am I suppose to do with those three plane equations?
    What kind of geometric construction is the solution of the system of equations?

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    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by akhayoon View Post
    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...
    What I am suggesting you do is to solve this system of equations first:
    x - y + 3z = 1

    -x + 3y - z = 3

    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.

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    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!
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