# Vector Planes

• Jun 12th 2009, 04:45 AM
craig
Vector Planes
Hi, just a question of vector planes.

The usual type of questions in the exam regarding planes are ones such as:

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Find the equation of the place passing through the points...
But in my exercise book there are also some worded like this:

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Find the equation of the place containing the points...
Just wondering is there any difference between these, because a place is just a 2D shape, so containing and passing through shouldn't make any difference should it?

Thanks
• Jun 12th 2009, 05:34 AM
alexmahone
No, it shouldn't make any difference. (Happy)
• Jun 12th 2009, 05:35 AM
craig
Quote:

Originally Posted by alexmahone
No, it shouldn't make any difference. (Happy)

Thanks :)
• Jun 30th 2009, 09:22 AM
ILoveMaths07
No, it shouldn't make a difference at all. If a plane passes through the points A, B and C, it means that the plane contains A, B and C. Just like a straight line.

By the way, what's with all the places? (Wondering)

I hope that helps. :)

ILoveMaths07.