Q. 9

If the vectors and be coplanar, show that c2 = ab.

Answer :

Given : vectors are coplanar. Where,

To Prove : c2 = ab

Formulae :

1) Scalar Triple Product:



2) Determinant :

Answer :

As vectors are coplanar


For given vectors,

= a.(- c) – a.(b - c) + c(c)

= – ac – ab + ac + c2

= - ab + c2


From eq(1) and eq(2),

- ab + c2 = 0


Hence proved.

Note : Three vectors are coplanar if and only if

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