Line segments, Rays, Parallel & Skew lines, Parallel planes
More Lessons for High School Regents Exam
High School Math based on the topics required for the Regents Exam conducted by NYSED.
A line segment is part of a line, has fixed endpoints, and contains all of the points between the two endpoints. One of the most common building blocks of Geometry, line segments form the sides of polygons and appear in countless ways. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how to define and correctly label line segments.
A ray is part of a line, has one fixed endpoint, and extends infinitely along the line from the endpoint. Opposite math rays are rays with a common endpoint, extending in opposite directions and forming a line.
Parallel and Skew Lines
Parallel lines are two lines in the same plane that never intersect. In a coordinate plane, parallel lines can be identified as having equivalent slopes. Parallel lines are traditionally marked in diagrams using a corresponding number of chevrons. Skew lines are two lines not in the same plane that do not intersect. Parallel and skew lines are also important concepts in Algebra and upper-level math courses.
Parallel Planes and Lines
In Geometry, a plane is any flat, two-dimensional surface. Two planes that do not intersect are said to be parallel. Parallel planes are found in shapes like cubes, which actually has three sets of parallel planes. The two planes on opposite sides of a cube are parallel to one another.
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