# Math's: Lines and Angles: Important Basic Concepts and Pair of Lines

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## Point, Line and Angle

• Plane- A plane is flat surface (2 dimensional) that has no boundaries. Ex- the top of a table, the floor of a room etc.

• Point- A point is a dot that shows a location on a plane. It has zero dimension i.e. no length or breadth. Ex- A grain of sand

• Line- A line is a straight line made by joining two points on a plane and that extends endlessly on both the sides. It is one dimensional i.e. has length only and no breadth.

• Line Segment- It is a part of a line. It has end points on both the sides. Ex- The edges of a book.

• A line segment is also the shortest path between two points.

• Polygon- A closed figure whose all sides are line segment. Ex- triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon etc.

• Ray- A ray is a line that has a definite initial point but no final point. i.e. it starts from a point and extends infinitely in one direction only. Ex- Sunray- the sun is an end point and the ray spreads indefinitely.

• Angle- An Angle is a figure that consist of two rays starting from a common point. Ex- The adjacent edges of a book make an angle equal to

## Some Important Relations between Lines and Points

• We can draw an infinite number of lines through a point.

• One and only one line can be drawn passing through two given points.

• If a line can pass through three or more points, then these points are said to be collinear.

• If a line cannot be drawn passing through all three points (or more points), then they are said to be non-collinear

## Pair of Lines: Intersecting and Parallel

A pair of lines at a time can either be intersecting or parallel.

• Two lines that can meet at a point are pair of intersecting lines. This is because the distance between them changes at different points

• Two lines that can never meet at any point are pair of parallel lines. The distance between the parallel lines remain the same at all points.