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    basic question.

    They say, there is exactly one plane passing through three non collinear points. Does that mean each non collinear mentioned point has a plane?
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    Re: basic question.

    Quote Originally Posted by hisajesh View Post
    They say, there is exactly one plane passing through three non collinear points. Does that mean each non collinear mentioned point has a plane?
    That you wrote make no sense whatsoever.

    The statement means that for any set of three non collinear points there is a unique plane that has the given set as a subset.
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    Re: basic question.

    There exist an infinite number of planes through any ony point.

    There exist an infinite number of points through any two points. (Rotating around the line through the two points)

    There exist exactly one plane through any given three points. (Take those planes rotating around line through the two points and rotate until it touches that third point.)
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    Re: basic question.

    Hello, hisajesh!

    As Plato pointed out, your question is baffling.
    Let's look at a simpler problem.


    They say: there is exactly one line passing through two distinct points.
    Does that mean each distinct point has a line?

    We are given two distinct points.

    Code:
    
                P *
    
    
    
    
          Q *

    There is exactly one line through the two points.

    Code:
                    /
                   /
                P *
                 /
                /
               /
              /
             /
          Q *
           /
          /

    You ask: Does each point have a line?

    Answer: Um . . . yeah . . . I guess.

    Code:
                    /
                   /
                P *
                 /
                /
    
              /
             /
          Q *
           /
          /

    What's your point?
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    Re: basic question.

    There is some clarity, thanks for everyone's help!
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