If two vectors \(\vec{r}.\vec{n_1}=d_1\) and \(\vec{r}.\vec{n_2}=d_2\) are such that \(\vec{n_1}.\vec{n_2}\)=0, then which of the following is true?

Category: QuestionsIf two vectors \(\vec{r}.\vec{n_1}=d_1\) and \(\vec{r}.\vec{n_2}=d_2\) are such that \(\vec{n_1}.\vec{n_2}\)=0, then which of the following is true?
Editor">Editor Staff asked 11 months ago

If two vectors \vec{r}.\vec{n_1}=d_1 and \vec{r}.\vec{n_2}=d_2 are such that \vec{n_1}.\vec{n_2}=0, then which of the following is true?
 
(a) The planes are perpendicular to each other
 
(b) The planes are parallel to each other
 
(c) Depends on the value of the vector
 
(d) The planes are at an angle greater than 90°
 
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Editor">Editor Staff answered 11 months ago

The correct answer is (a) The planes are perpendicular to each other
 
Easy explanation: We know that if the scalar or dot product of vectors is 0, then they are at right angles to each other. Here the dot product of the normal vectors of the plane is 0, i.e. \vec{n_1}.\vec{n_2}=0. Hence, the planes will be perpendicular to each other.