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Check if point lies on a line segment

I know there are shorter solutions that use dot product, but I don't know what the logic behind doing so involves so I came up with something that I understand myself (i will research the dot product ...
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How to find coordinates of a point on a 3D cylinder in Cartesian system if any one point on cylinder and dimensions of cylinder are known?

Consider a cylinder of known dimensions inserted in 3D cartesian space. I know the cartesian coordinate of one point located on the surface of cylinder. Using this information I want to find out the ...
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Express spherical coordinates with different centers in terms of each other.

Imagine that you have two spheres with a distance $R$ from one center to the other one. Now, it is well known how one would get the cartesian position vector of each point in sphere 1 by using ...
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The smallest value of $|a|$ such that the lines $ x = a+m $, $y = -2 $ and $y = mx$ are concurrent

Question If the line $ x = a+m $, $y = -2 $ and $y = mx$ are concurrent, the least value of $|a|$ is (A) $\sqrt{2}$ (B) $2\sqrt{2}$ (C) $2\sqrt{3}$ (D) $3\sqrt{2}$ Solution Since the ...
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Linear Transformation of a straight line

Let $L_{1}: x-y-2=0$ be a straight line in the x-y coordinate system. Find a coordinate system $(x_{1},y_{1})$ having its origin at $(0,0)$ and relative to which $L_{1}$ has equation $y_{1}= ...
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plot a point which is in form of lat and long in a pixel map

I need to plot a point which is in form of lat and long this point is equivalent to a screen coordinate on pixels on my map. I want to make a relation in these two point so if you want to plot a ...
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family of circles in bipolar coordinate system

I don't get the idea how the equation for this family of curve is $\displaystyle y^2 + (x - a \coth v)^2 = \frac{a^2}{\sinh ^2v}$ from this article on Wikipedia. Suppose, the equation is ...
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Find at least two ways to find $a, b$ and $c$ in the parabola equation

I've been fighting with this problem for some hours now, and i decided to ask the clever people on this website. The parabola with the equation $y=ax^2+bx+c$ goes through the points $P, Q$ and $R$. ...
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question on transformation

If a $2$d coordinate transformation function is given by $f(x,y)= 3x+1$, then what does it mean? How do I calculate the transformed coordinates for the points say $(3,4)$ in the initial space?
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A Question About Linear Interpolation

So lets say I have two points $A=(x_1, y_1, z_1)$ and $B=(x_2, y_2, z_2)$. $A$ and $B$ are each associated with some scalar value $K_1$ and $K_2$. $K_1$ is negative and $K_2$ is positive and all the ...
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The area of the triangle with vertices (3, 2), (3, 8), and (x, y) is 24. What is x?

The area of the triangle with vertices (3, 2), (3, 8), and (x, y) is 24. A possible value for x is: a) 7 b) 9 c) 11 d) 13 e) 15 Please show your work and explain.
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Finding the number of points on the straight line joining $(-4,11)$ and $(16,-1)$

Find the number of points on the straight line which joins $(-4,11)$ and $(16,-1)$ whose coordinates are positive integers. a) $1$ b) $2$ c) $3$ d) $4$
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How do I calculate a change of coordinates given two lines as new axis?

Suppose we have an old coordinate system using the variables $x$ and $y$. We are given two equations for lines to form the axis for new coordinates. e.g. The line $z=0$ is given by the equation $y = ...
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Find the number of common normals to both these curves.

Find the number of common normals to the curves $ x^2 + (y-1)^2 =1 $ and $y^2=4x$. My take : I formed a cubic in $m$ i.e. slope, so there'll be 3 normals. Please help.
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how to truncate a line along the same slope at a given boundary?

Let's say I have a 2D coordinate space defined by $-5 \leq x,y \leq 5$. Then let's say I have coordinates $(x_1,y_1)$ and $(x_2,y_2)$ for a line that will run from $(4,4)$ to $(6,7)$. How do I ...