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Finding distance between lines in 3D

Find the distance between the lines $L1$ and $L2$ where $$L1: \frac{x-1}{2}=\frac{y-2}{-3}=\frac{z-3}{4}$$ and $$L2: \frac{x+1}{3}=3-y=\frac{z+5}{5}$$ I need to first show that the lines are skew and ...
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Determining whether a 3-dimensional equations creates a horizontal or non-horizontal plane?

I am learning about graphing 3-dimensional shapes on x,y,z coordinates axis and am understanding everything for the most part. However, the thing that is continuously tripping me up is distinguishing ...
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Find the intersection of two planes.

Find the intersection of the planes $x+(y-1)+z=0$ and $-x+(y+1)-z=0$. These two planes are 3-dimensional and I am confused on how to solve it.
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Noob Question about a discrete surface

I am looking for a nudge in the right direction as to how to solve this problem. I have data which defines a solid cylinder. The data is composed of a 3d internal radius and a thickness at each point ...
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distance between parametric line and a point (4,3,s)

I've tried solving this problem every way I know how and I just can't get it. I've looked at similar problems of this type, and I still cannot get an answer that seems right. Parametric Equations: ...
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Question about reexpressing the dot product

Suppose that I have two arbitrary 3-dimensional vectors, $\vec{a}$ and $\vec{b}$. By the definition of the dot product, I can write $$\vec{a} \cdot \vec{b} = \left|\vec{a}\right| ...
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Vector Tangent to Curve of Intersection

I am having problems solving this. Find a vector tangent to the curve of intersection of $z = 4x^2 + y^2$ and $z=(27-x^2-y^2)^{1/2}$ at the point $(1,1,5)$. I'm able to do this kind of thing using ...
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least number of planes intersecting a finite number of points in space, but not intersecting origin.

Let $$\mathbb{R}^*=\mathbb{R}-\{0\}$$ and $$N=\{0,...,n\}$$ and $$\mathcal{M}=\{ A\subseteq \mathbb{R}^3\times\mathbb{R}^* \mid (\forall\mathbb{x}\in N^3:\mathbb{x}\ne 0)(\exists(\mathbb{a},d)\in ...
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The volume and surface area of pipe?

A line segment turns around a curve with right angle from point A to point B. I would like to find the closed region volume and surface area that figured out in the picture. Could you please give ...
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Finding an equation of a sphere for a specific plane

I am not sure how to proceed with this question from Stewart's SV Calculus text: Find equations of the sphere's with center $(2, -3, 6)$ that touch (a) the $xy$-plane, (b) the $yz$-plane, (c) ...
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Find minimum in a constrained three-variable equation

After my last question I have worked through the math quite a bit and now I'm stuck again. This time my question is less wordy. I have two equations for $t$, one with respect to each $a_{x}$ and ...