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Parallel Vectors




What are Parallel Vectors?
Vectors are parallel if they have the same direction. Both components of one vector must be in the same ratio to the corresponding components of the parallel vector.

In this lesson, we will learn how to tell when given vectors are parallel.

Related Topics: More Lessons on Vectors

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How to define parallel vectors?
Two vectors are parallel if they are scalar multiples of one another.
If u and v are two non-zero vectors and u = cv, then u and v are parallel.

How to determine if the given 3-dimensional vectors are parallel?



This video will show you the conditions for two lines to be parallel given their vector equations.
Learn what a vector is, how to add, how to prove vectors are parallel and collinear.


 
Vectors - Lines, Parallel, Perpendicular & Intersection.



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