What methods can prove two planes are parallels ?

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The following techniques are used to prove that 2 planes P, Q are parallels:

- the result of (P) intersecting (Q) is null set, or the result of (P) intersecting (Q) = (P) = (Q).

- (P) and (Q) are parallels both with the same plane

- 2 concurrent lines, parallel with the (Q) plane, belong to the plan (P).

- (P) and (Q) are perpendicular to the same line.

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neela | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Two lines are a1x+b1y+c1 = 0 and a2x+b2y+c2 are parallel

if a1/a2 = a2/b2 in a plane or 2 dimension.

Two planes a1x+b1y+c1z+d1 = 0 and

a2x+b2y+c2z+d2 = 0  are parallel if a1/a2= b1/b2= c1/c2 i a 3 dimenssional space or solilid geometry.

So the above condition proves the planes are parallel.

Also like parallel straight keeps a constant distance between them, the parallel planes also maintain a constant distance between them.

The perpendiculr to the parallel planes  are also parallel.


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