A bird flies linearly, according to the equation
(x,y,z) = (5,6,7) + t[2,3,1]. Assume that the Sun is directly overhead , making the Sun's rays perpendicular to the xy-plane which represents the ground. The birds shadow is said to be projected perpendicularly onto the level ground. Find an equation that describes the motion of the shadow.
I got y=3/2x- 3/2
I am not sure about my answer.
I did this in a slightly different way (only slightly):
From x= 5+ 2t, t= (x- 5)/2.
Then y= 6+ 3t= 6+ 3(x- 5)/2= 6+ (3/2)x- 15/2= 12/2+ (3/2)x- 15/2= (3/2)x- 3/2
Saying that the projection is perpendicular means that we can just ignore z.