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Vector Equations of Lines and Their Graphs

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Vector Equations of Lines and Their Graphs


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You will represent lines with vector line equations and graph lines using vector line equations.

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

  • Know the form of a vector line equation.
  • Identify the initial and directional vectors in a given vector line equation.
  • Explain why vector line equations describe lines.
  • Write a vector line equation by using a point on the line and directional vector for the line.
  • Graph lines by using vector line equations.

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Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 20 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define a vector on the coordinate plane, multiply a vector by a real number, calculate the sum of two vectors, subtract two vectors, find the vector represented by a directed line segment, understand the definition and properties of linear functions in two variables, and know function notation.
Course Algebra-2
Type of Tutorial Concept Development
Key Vocabulary directional vector, graph of the vector equation, vector equation