# Science talk:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2016/Question B 01 (c)

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Suggestions for hint and solution | 2 | 07:56, 24 March 2018 |

Hi Li,

For MATH152/April 2016/Question B 01 (c), the hint appears to be a restatement of the question. Perhaps ask the student to determine whether the lines are parallel or not. Moreover, the solution appears to be too complicated. Perhaps we could just determine two things. (1) Are and parallel? (2) If so, pick and ask if is parallel to .

Best,

Brian

Hi Li,

Sorry, I assumed that these vectors were in two dimensions. So my suggestions about parallel lines won't work :-(

However, it still seems that the solution can be simplified like so. Determining if any point in in both lines is equivalent to finding solutions the the following system of linear equations

This is obtained from

Best, Brian

I think the current solution is okay. But as you suggested, we can add another way to prove there's no solution to

using the matrix you mentioned above.