parallel and perpendicular line

  • Parallel Lines

Lines are parallel if they are always the same distance apart (called “equidistant”), and will never meet. Just remember:

Always the same distance apart and never touching.

The red line is parallel to the blue line in each of these examples:

Parallel Example 1

Parallel Example 2

Parallel lines also point in the same direction.

  • Perpendicular

It just means at right angles (90°) to.

The red line is perpendicular to the blue line:

Perpendicular Examples

Here also:

Perpendicular Examples

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