Finding the Equation of a Plane from Three Points

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Find the equation of the plane passing through the points P(2,2,0), Q(3,2,1), and R(1,3,1).

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1. Find the equation of the plane passing through the points P(1,0,0), Q(0,1,0), and R(0,0,1).

2. Find the equation of the plane passing through the points P(1,1,1), Q(2,2,2), and R(3,3,3).

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Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to gauge your understanding of:

  • Working with three points
  • Finding the equation of the plane passing through points
  • Interpreting the results of your calculations

Skills Practiced

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on calculating the equation of a plane
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about finding the equation of the plan passing through three points
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the steps to take when performing plane equation calculations

Additional Learning

To review more, use the lesson called Finding the Equation of a Plane from Three Points. It helps you:

  • Determine what coefficients are
  • Review examples of finding the equation of a plane from three points
  • Understand the general procedure for finding these equations
  • Define 'cross product'
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