Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2010/Question A 18
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Question A 18 

Find the intersection of the line L and the plane P given below 
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Hint 1 

Write the equation of the line as three separate equations. 
Hint 2 

Each equation for the line depends on a single variable, t. How can we use the last equation to determine t? 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The equation of the line is where . We can write the line as three separate equations If we use this for the equation of the plane, we get and therefore we conclude that t=0. We plug this value of t back into the equation of the line to get that the point on the line that intersects the plane is (1,1,0). 