## IB Maths HL Vectors, Lines

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### IB Maths HL Vectors, Lines

IB Mathematics HL – Vectors, Vector equation of a line

How can we find the vector equation of the line passing through the point (1,4) and is parallel to the vector $b= \begin{pmatrix} 5 \\ 1 \end{pmatrix}$ ?

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elizabeth

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### Re: IB Maths HL Vectors, Lines

IB Mathematics HL – Vectors, Vector equation of a line

The vector equation of a line is given by the following formula

$r=a+ \lambda b$

where a is a position vector of the line (i.e. a point on the line) , b is a direction vector (i.e. a vector parallel to the line) and $\lambda$ is a real number parameter.
So the vector equation of the line is given by the formula

$r= \begin{pmatrix} 1 \\ 4 \end{pmatrix}+ \lambda \begin{pmatrix} 5 \\ 1 \end{pmatrix}$

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miranda

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### Re: IB Mathematics HL Vectors, Lines

Thanks miranda!!
elizabeth

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