Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2017/Question A 28
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Question A 28 

Let P be the plane in with equation . Find two more planes and such that all three planes are different and the intersection is the line . 
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Hint 

Think carefully about the geometry of this problem. A plane will contain a line L whenever the plane contains a point on L and the normal vector to the plane is perpendicular to L. So we want to find a plane P whose normal vector is perpendicular to the given line, such that P contains the point (2,2,4). One possible normal vector is (1, 1, 1). Just find 2 others. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. A plane will contain a line L whenever the plane contains a point on L and the normal vector to the plane is perpendicular to L. So we want to find a plane P whose normal vector is perpendicular to the given line, such that P contains the point (2,2,4). We need to find vectors perpendicular to the vector [3, 2, 1]. In order to guarantee that all 3 planes are different, we will pick the first two components of the normal to Q to be 1 and 2, and the first two components of the normal to R to be 1 and 3. (There are many solutions to this problem. You may prefer to use different normal vectors than these). Under this simplifying assumption, the normal to Q is of the form [1,2,q] and the normal to R is of the form [1,3,r]. One Possible Answer: 