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**zee-f****Member**- Registered: 2011-05-12
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I am really having trouble answering this question

If I have two lines, will they cross? Explain fully. What postulate helps me answer this question?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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On a plane. They can be parallel and never meet. They can intersect at 1 point. They can be the same line ( on top of each other ) and intersect at an infinite number of points.

Parallel postulate talks about parallel lines never crossing.

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**zee-f****Member**- Registered: 2011-05-12
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So they can and cant? depending on the point or direction ?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, those are the three possibilites, provided both lines are on a plane.

In the drawing below I have shortened the lines so they look like segments to beter fit them on a screen. Remember as lines they continue on forever.

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