Determine if the points P(3, -2, -7), Q(0 , 4, 2), R(-1, 3, -1) and S(5, -1, -3) are coplanar.
Answer in text: Yes
Please help me, I have a test tomorrow that basically decides my future.
Jhevon is going to kill me for that
By the way ^^
I suppose you're in high school and because you talked about linear systems, we'll do it this way :
The equation of a plane is
So write the linear system of equations assuming that P, Q, R and S are in this plane. Then solve for a,b,c and d.
If it has a (unique) solution, it will mean that the points are coplanar I'll let you do the working, because I really have to go to bed
Actually, this is equivalent to Reckoner's method, but his is for higher grades