Given three 3-dimensional points, this calculates the equation of a plane that contains those points.

This calculator has 3 inputs.

This calculator has 3 inputs.

- Ax + By + Cz + D = 0

|A| = y_{1}(z_{2}- z_{3}) + y_{2}(z_{3}- z_{1}) + y_{3}(z_{1}- z_{2})

|B| = z_{1}(x_{2}- x_{3}) + z_{2}(x_{3}- x_{1}) + z_{3}(x_{1}- x_{2})

|C| = x_{1}(y_{2}- y_{3}) + x_{2}(y_{3}- y_{1}) + x_{3}(y_{1}- y_{2})

|D| = x_{1}(y_{2}z_{3}- y_{3}z_{2}) + x_{2}(y_{3}z_{1}- y_{1}z_{3}) + x_{3}(y_{1}z_{2}- y_{2}z_{1})

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