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# Class 12 RD Sharma Solutions – Chapter 29 The Plane – Exercise 29.5

• Last Updated : 11 Feb, 2021

### Question 1. Find the vector equation of the plane passing through the points (1, 1, 1), (1, -1, 1) and (-7, -3, -5)

Solution:

Given that, plane is passing through

(1, 1, 1), (1, -1, 1) and (-7, -3, -5)

We know that, equation of plane passing through 3 points,

(x – 1)(12 – 0) – (y – 1)(0 – 0) + (z – 1)(0 – 16) = 0

(x – 1)(12) – (y – 1)(0) + (z – 1)(-16) = 0

12x – 12 – 0 – 16z + 16 = 0

12x – 16z + 4 = 0

Dividing by 4,

3x – 4z + 1 = 0

Equation of the required plane,

### Question 2. Find the vector equation of the plane passing through the points P(2, 5, -3), Q(-2, -3, 5) and R(5, 3, -3).

Solution:

Let  P(2, 5, -3), Q(-2, -3, 5) and R(5, 3, -3) be the three points on a plane having position vectors  respectively. Then the vectors  and  are in the same plane. Therefore,  is a vector perpendicular to the plane.

Let  =

Similarly,

Thus

The plane passes through the point P with position vector

Thus, its vector equation is

### Question 3. Find the vector equation of the plane passing through the points A(a, 0, 0), B(0, b, 0) and C(0, 0, c). Reduce it to normal form. If plane ABC is at a distance p from origin, prove that

Solution:

Let A(a, 0, 0), B(0, b, 0) and C(0, 0, c) be three points on a plane having their position vectors  respectively. Then vectors  and  are in the same plane. Therefore,  is a vector perpendicular to the plane.

Let

Similarly,

Thus

= |  -a  b  0 |

-a  0  c

The plane passes through the point P with position vector

Thus, the vector equation in the normal form is

The vector equation of a plane normal to the unit vector  and at a distance ‘d’ from the origin is  ….(2).

Given that the plane is at a distance ‘p’ from the origin.

Comparing equations (1) and (2), we have,

d = p =

### Question 4. Find the vector equation of the plane passing through the points (1, 1, -1), (6, 4, -5) and (-4, -2, 3).

Solution:

Let P(1, 1, -1), Q(6, 4, -5) and R(-4, -2, 3) be three points on a plane having position vectors  respectively. Then the vectors  are in the same plane. Therefore,  is a vector perpendicular to the plane.

Let

Similarly,

Thus

Here,

Therefore, the given points are collinear.

Thus,  where, 5a + 3b – 4c = 0

The plane passes through the point P with position vector

Thus, its vector equation is

, where, 5a + 3b – 4c = 0

### Question 5. Find the vector equation of the plane passing through the points

Solution:

Let A, B, C be the points with position vector

respectively. Then

= Position vector of B – Position vector of A

= Position vector of C – Position vector of B

A vector normal to A, B, C is a vector perpendicular to

As we know that, equation of a plane passing through vector  and perpendicular to vector  is given by,

Put  and  in equation (1)

= (3)(-36) + (4)(-8) + (2)(28)

= -108 – 32 + 56

= -140 + 56

= -84

Dividing by (-4), we will get

Equation of required plane is,

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