Chapter 12.5, Problem 77E

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8th Edition

James Stewart

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Textbook Problem

Show that the lines with symmetric equations *x* = *y* = *z* and *x* + 1 = *y*/2 = *z*/3 are skew, and find the distance between these lines.

To determine

**To show:** The lines with symmetric equations

Explanation

The two lines must be parallel, skew or intersect lines. If the two lines are parallel, the direction vectors of both the lines are scalar multiples of each other.

The two lines

The symmetric equation for the line

Rewrite the equations as follows.

Write the expressions for the symmetric equations for a line through the point

Compare equations (1) and (2), and write the direction vector of line

The symmetric equation for the line

Rewrite the expression as follows.

Compare equations (2) and (3), and write the direction vector of line

By observing the direction vectors of two lines

Therefore, the two line

If the two lines have an intersection point, the parametric equations of the two lines must be equal.

Write the expressions for the parametric equations for a line through the point

From equation (1), it is clear that the point and the direction vector

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