Consider the vector v between (-4,-4,-4) and (6,7,1). What vector has the same direction as vector v, but has length 3?

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mlehuzzah | Student, Graduate | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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The vector being described here is <10,11,5>

6-(-4)=10, 7-(-4)=11, 1-(-4)=5

Its length is:


We want a vector in the same direction, so we multiply each entry by the same positive number.  We want the length to go from 15.68 to 3, so we multiply by `3/sqrt(246)~~.191273014`

Thus, the vector we want is




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