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Vectors : Planes, Points, Cross Product and Dot Product

(1) a. Find the (vector) equation of the plane passing through the points (1,2,-2),
(-1,1,-9), (2,-2,-12).

b. Find the (vector) equation of the plane containing (1,2,-1) and perpendicular to
(3,-1,2).

(2) Suppose a, b, c are non zero vectors.

a. Explain why (a x b) x (a x c) is in the direction of a.

b. Show that (a x b) x (a x c ) = ( a . b x c) a.

c. Show that a x b . (b x c) x (c x a) = (a . b x c)²

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A vector equation of a plane is found. Dot and Cross products are calculated. The solution is detailed.

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