How can we show that two planes are parallels ?

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hala718 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Two plane are parallel if:

1.  They do not intesect in a line or a point.

For example if we have plane P and plane Q

then P-Q = null set

2. If two planes are parallel, then lines in both planes are parallel.

If L is a line in plane P , T is a line in plane Q,

if L parallel to T, then P is parallel to Q.

neela | Student

An equation of a plane is given by ax+by+cz = d where a,b and c are called direction ratios. 

If a1x+b1y+c1z = d1..........(1) and

a2x+b2y+c2z = d2...............(2) are two planes, then the planes are parallel if

a1/a2 = b1/b2= c1/c2 and the constant distance between the two parallel planes is giveven by:

| (d2/sqrt(a2^2+b2^2+c2^2)] - d1/sqrt(a1^2+b1^2+c1^2)|

giorgiana1976 | Student

. The following techniques are used to prove that two planes (P) and (Q) 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.