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    Vector Planes

    Hi, just a question of vector planes.

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

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

    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?

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    No, it shouldn't make any difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexmahone View Post
    No, it shouldn't make any difference.
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    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?

    I hope that helps.

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