Mathematics

Question

Find all values of
b
for which the vectors

5, −4, 4

and

b2, b, 0

are orthogonal. (Enter your answers as a comma-separated list.)

1 Answer

  • The vectors will be orthogonal if their dot product is zero.

    [tex]\langle5,-4,4\rangle\cdot\left\langle b^2,b,0\right\rangle=5b^2-4b=0[/tex]

    You have

    [tex]5b^2-4b=b(5b-4)=0\implies b=0,b=\dfrac45[/tex]
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