# Let P be a plane containing the line

Question:

Let $P$ be a plane containing the line $\frac{x-1}{3}=\frac{y+6}{4}=\frac{z+5}{2}$ and parallel to the line

$\frac{x-3}{4}=\frac{y-2}{-3}=\frac{z+5}{7} .$ If the point $(1,-1, \alpha)$ lies on the plane $\mathrm{P}$, then the value of $|5 \alpha|$ is equal to______.

Solution:

Equation of plane is $\left|\begin{array}{ccc}x-1 & y+6 & z+5 \\ 3 & 4 & 2 \\ 4 & -3 & 7\end{array}\right|=0$

$, \alpha)$ lies on it so Now $(1,-1,$,

$\left|\begin{array}{ccc}0 & 5 & \alpha+5 \\ 3 & 4 & 2 \\ 4 & -3 & 7\end{array}\right|=0 \Rightarrow 5 \alpha+38=0 \Rightarrow 15 \alpha l=38$