Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH105/April 2018/Question 01 (b)
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Question 01 (b) 

(b) Find an equation of the plane that is parallel to the plane : and passes through the point . 
Make sure you understand the problem fully: What is the question asking you to do? Are there specific conditions or constraints that you should take note of? How will you know if your answer is correct from your work only? Can you rephrase the question in your own words in a way that makes sense to you? 
If you are stuck, check the hints below. Read the first one and consider it for a while. Does it give you a new idea on how to approach the problem? If so, try it! If after a while you are still stuck, go for the next hint. 
Hint 1 

Two planes are parallel if they have the same normal vector. 
Hint 2 

The normal vector to the plane given by the equation is the vector . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Using the hints, we know that we are looking for a plane given by the equation for some number . To find , we use the fact that the point must lie on the plane and thus must satisfy the defining equation of the plane. Thus we have . Answer: The equation of the plane is 