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Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables: Intersecting Planes - No Solution

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How many different ways can three planes intersect? The interactive provides three movable planes. Pupils manipulate the planes to determine the number of solutions possible based upon their intersections.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct a short lesson on defining a plane by using three points
  • Make the connections between solving a system of two equations in two variables
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Pros
  • Viewers can see the correct answer if they select the wrong one
  • The additional materials graphically show three ways planes can intersect
Cons
  • None