Finding an Equation of a PlaneIn Exercises 45–56, find an equation of the plane with the given characteristics.
The plane passes through the points and and is parallel to the z-axis.
To calculate: The equation of the plane passing through the points and .
The plane passes through the point and , and is parallel to the -axis.
The standard equation of the plane is given by:
To determine equation of a plane the point through which it is passing and the normal vector to the plane should be known.
Two choices for the point but there is no normal vector provided.
Since, the required plane is parallel to -axis, so the normal vector will be obtained by the cross product of u and the vector v which is extending from the point to the point .
So, component form of v will be
So, it follows that a vector normal to the required plane is
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