# Algebra Examples

Find the Plane Through (1,2,3), (2,5,6) Parallel to the Line Through (2,9,7), (3,3,3)
, , ,
Step 1
Given points and , find a plane containing points and that is parallel to line .
Step 2
First, calculate the direction vector of the line through points and . This can be done by taking the coordinate values of point and subtracting them from point .
Step 3
Replace the , , and values and then simplify to get the direction vector for line .
Step 4
Calculate the direction vector of a line through points and using the same method.
Step 5
Replace the , , and values and then simplify to get the direction vector for line .
Step 6
The solution plane will contain a line that contains points and and with the direction vector . For this plane to be parallel to the line , find the normal vector of the plane which is also orthogonal to the direction vector of the line . Calculate the normal vector by finding the cross product x by finding the determinant of the matrix .
Step 7
Calculate the determinant.
Set up the determinant by breaking it into smaller components.
Find the determinant of .
The determinant of a matrix can be found using the formula .
Simplify the determinant.
Simplify each term.
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Simplify the expression.
Move to the left of .
Find the determinant of .
The determinant of a matrix can be found using the formula .
Simplify the determinant.
Move to the left of .
Simplify by multiplying through.
Apply the distributive property.
Multiply.
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Find the determinant of .
The determinant of a matrix can be found using the formula .
Move to the left of .
Subtract from .
Step 8
Solve the expression at point since it is on the plane. This is used to calculate the constant in the equation for the plane.
Simplify each term.
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .