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Transversal and Parallel Lines Problems

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Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, stories, and songs to help Grade 8 students learn about transversal and parallel lines problems.

What are parallel lines?
Parallel lines are two lines on a plane that do not intersect.

What is a Transversal?
A transversal is any line that intersects two other lines in the same plane. Eight angles are formed when a transversal intersect 2 lines. When the two lines are parallel the eight angles will have some known relationships.

The following diagrams show examples of transversals, corresponding angles, and alternate interior angles. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on transversals and congruent angles.

Transversal

Parallel Lines and Transversals
Describe the 8 angles created when a transversal crosses parallel lines and the relationship between those angles



Solving problems involving parallel lines cut by a transversal
Angles formed by Parallel Lines and Transversals
How to use Properties of Vertical Angles, Corresponding Angles, Interior Angles of a Triangle, and Supplementary Angles to find all the angles in a diagram. Other Properties discussed include Alternate Interior Angles, Alternate Exterior Angles, Complementary Angles. Find an Angle When There are Pairs of Parallel Lines
Two parallel lines cut by a transversal
Given one angle measure, find the other seven.

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