Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
Two lines in a plane either meet on extending or do not meet at all.
Parallel lines
Lines in a plane that never meet, even if we extend them, are called parallel lines. As they never meet, the distance between the parallel lines remains constant.
For instance:
Example 1: In the given picture, the rails of the railroad track represent parallel lines as the distance between the rails remains the same.
Example 2: Lines of a writing pad are another example of parallel lines.
Example 3: In the given picture parking line stripes show parallel lines.
Intersecting lines
Lines which meet or appear to meet when extended are called intersecting lines and the point where they meet is called the point of intersection.
Perpendicular lines
Lines which meet (intersect) each other at right angles are called perpendicular lines. In geometry, perpendicular lines are represented using the symbol ‘’.
For instance:
Example 1: The given picture shows the perpendicular lines in the floor tiles.
Example 2: In the given picture, the vertical and the horizontal lines (black and pink) in the English alphabet ‘H’ are perpendicular lines.
Through the given diagram, we can visualize the difference between perpendicular and nonperpendicular lines.
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