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    Sketching a vector curve

    Hi, I have a homework problem that states: Sketch the curve with the given vector equation r(t) = <t^4, 1, t>. I am clueless where to start here, my book doesnt go over this at all. Can someone please help me start this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboys111 View Post
    Hi, I have a homework problem that states: Sketch the curve with the given vector equation r(t) = <t^4, 1, t>. I am clueless where to start here, my book doesnt go over this at all. Can someone please help me start this problem?
    Thank You.
    x = t^4
    y = 1
    z = t

    Eliminate t:

    x = z^4 and y = 1.

    So the curve is x = z^4 in the plane y = 1.
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