Posted by **HongKit** on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:14pm.

A vector equation for a given straight line is r = (i + 3j) + lambda (-i - j)

Construct a vector equation for the line that does go through the point (1,2), and is perpendicular to r.

and

Determine the point of intersection of the two lines

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**Steve**, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 3:18pm
you know that i-j is perpendicular to -i-j since (-1)(1) + (-1)(-1) = -1+1 = 0

so, i+2j + alpha(i - j) will do the trick

1-lambda = 1 + alpha

3-lambda = 2 - alpha

intersect where lambda = 1/2 alpha = -1/2, at the point (1/2,5/2)

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