# Help with maths / vectors

So I have 2 known points, p1 and p2. And I’m trying to find p3, the points where this line intersects any horizontal plane such as y=16. I thought this would be fairly simple to do, but i’m kinda stumped Like this:

Bare in mind that this is all in 3D, not 2D. And I only need it for the case where p1 and p2 are on opposite sides of the plane. If it helps, p1 is the camera position and p2 is mouse.Hit.

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just as i posted this i had an idea - instead of dealing with a 3D line, deal with two 2D lines. I’ll have a try with that, but any help is still appreciated

``````-- assume p1, p2, y = 16 defined

-- unit vector from start to finish:
local dir = (p2 - p1).unit
-- every time we add dir to p1, we take this step in y-value:
local ystep = dir.Y
-- the total distance we need to traverse vertically in y-value:
local dy = y - p1.Y

-- now, we add dir * the amount of steps it takes to get to the right y-value to p1, to get p3:
local p3 = p1 + (dy/ystep) * dir
``````

Sorry for the variable names haha, but I believe that’ll do the trick.

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thanks for the help!