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#1 2012-09-06 10:44:11

zee-f
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lines

I am really having trouble answering this question sad


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


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#2 2012-09-06 10:47:37

bobbym
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Re: lines

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.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2012-09-06 10:54:27

zee-f
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Re: lines

So they can and cant? depending on the point or direction ?


One, who adopts patience, will never be deprived of success though it may take a long time to reach him. Imam ali (as)<3

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#4 2012-09-06 11:00:37

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Re: lines

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.

View Image: 2012-09-06_082550.gif

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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