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# Show that the four points with position vectors and are coplanar.

Given :

Let A, B, C & D be four points with position vectors .

Therefore,

To Prove : Points A, B, C & D are coplanar.

Formulae :

1) Vectors :

If A & B are two points with position vectors ,

Where,

then vector is given by,

2) Scalar Triple Product:

If

Then,

3) Determinant :

For given position vectors,

Vectors are given by,

………eq(1)

………eq(2)

………eq(3)

Now, for vectors

= 2(21) – 4(15) + 6(3)

= 42 – 60 + 18

= 0

Hence, vectors are coplanar.

Therefore, points A, B, C & D are coplanar.

Note : Four points A, B, C & D are coplanar if and only if

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