You currently have JavaScript disabled on this browser/device. JavaScript must be enabled in order for this website to function properly.

# ZingPath: Vectors and Line Equations

Searching for

## Vectors and Line Equations

Learn in a way your textbook can't show you.
Explore the full path to learning Vectors and Line Equations

### Lesson Focus

#### Translation from General, to Parametric, and to Vector Equations

Algebra-2

You will translate from general to parametric equations of a line, and then from parametric to vector equations of the line.

### Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

• Translate from general to parametric equations of a line.
• Translate from parametric to vector equations of a line.

### Everything You'll Have Covered

These are called parametric equations for a line. These are equations for x and y in terms of the independent variable t, which is called a parameter. Because there are many choices for a vector equation of a line, there are also many different parametric equations for a line.

### Tutorial Details

 Approximate Time 20 Minutes Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define a vector on the Cartesian coordinate plane, multiply a vector by a scalar, calculate the sum of two vectors, subtract two vectors, find the vector represented by a directed line segment, use function notation, and define independent and dependent variables. Course Algebra-2 Type of Tutorial Skills Application Key Vocabulary general equation, parametric equation, translate between forms of a line