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Unformatted text preview: ugh the points Q, R, and S , then the
distance, d, from P to that plane is given by
the formula Express the distance d from P to ℓ in terms of
a = QR , |a × b|
| a| keywords: distance, distance from line, cross
product, vectors D b |a × b|
| a| ℓ R Q |a × b|
| a| |b| sin θ = Let ℓ be the line passing through points
Q, R and P a point not on ℓ as shown in 7 d= | a · ( b × c) |
|a × b| where
a = QR , −
b = QS , −
c = QP . Use this formula to determine the distance
from P (2 , 4, −3) to the plane thr...
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This homework help was uploaded on 02/19/2014 for the course M 56295 taught by Professor Odell during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '10