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September 10th, 2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Scalar vectors : need help in proving

In my exercise book got this question under topic Vectors Geometry -->Scalar vectors




i have absolutely no idea how to do it. I even doubt the validity of this question.

All I can imagine is that there are 3 lines flying around without directions(i imagined in 2d)
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September 10th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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Re: Scalar vectors : need help in proving

We may give the coordinates of A as: , B as and C as .

These points are collinear if the slope from A to B is equal to that from B to C:



Hence, the three points are collinear.
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September 13th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #3
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Re: Scalar vectors : need help in proving

it took me days.....finally sort out....







therefore they are collinear.......

but how come i don't understand your equation, mark?
i mean , how you get the 4 '=' sign line up to each other and say it is collinear.....
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If the slope between the first point to the second point is the same as the slope from the second point to the third point, then we know the three points are collinear.
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Re: Scalar vectors : need help in proving

Hello, rnck!

I'll explain what MarkFL did . . .


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