# How do vectors represent a point in space?

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Sep 22, 2014

Vectors don't normally represent a position, rather they represent a direction and magnitude. You can think of it as an offset or change. So if you subtract a point from another point, you get a vector. If you add a point and a vector, you get a point. You can add 2 vectors and get a vector. Adding points doesn't give you anything. Vectors are normally represented with <> and points are represented by ().

A position vector can represent a point in space. Suppose we have a vector