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If | → a | = 2 , ∣ ∣ → B ∣ ∣ = 7 and → a × → B = 3 ^ I + 2 ^ J + 6 ^ K , Find the Angle Between → a and → B . - Mathematics

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if \[\left| \vec{a} \right| = 2, \left| \vec{b} \right| = 7 \text{ and }  \vec{a} \times \vec{b} = 3 \hat{ i }  + 2 \hat{ j } + 6 \hat{ k } ,\]  find the angle between  \[\vec{a} \text{ and }  \vec{b} .\]

 

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Solution

\[\text{ Let } \theta \text{ be the angle between } \vec{a} \text{ and } \vec{b} .\]
\[ \vec{a} \times \vec{b} = 3 \hat{ i }  + 2 \hat{ j } + 6 \hat{ k }  (\text{ Given } )\]
\[ \Rightarrow \left| \vec{a} \times \vec{b} \right| = \sqrt{9 + 4 + 36}\]
\[ = 7\]
\[\text{ We know } \]
\[\left| \vec{a} \times \vec{b} \right| = \left| \vec{a} \right| \left| \vec{b} \right| \sin \theta\]
\[ \Rightarrow 7 = \left( 2 \right) \left( 7 \right) \sin \theta\]
\[ \Rightarrow \sin \theta = \frac{1}{2}\]
\[ \Rightarrow \theta = \frac{\pi}{6}\]

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RD Sharma Class 12 Maths
Chapter 25 Vector or Cross Product
Exercise 25.1 | Q 16 | Page 30
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