Geometry Parallel Lines
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Parallel Lines

 

 Let's take a break from angles for a while

 and talk about lines again.
 One line is pretty boring.
 

 

 
 Let's give it some company ...
 

 

 
 Now we have two lines.
 These two lines are kind of special.
 No matter where you look on the two lines,
 they are always the same distance apart ...
 

 

 When this happens, we call the lines parallel.
 
 Parallel lines can be really close together ...
 

 

 
 or really far apart.
 

 

 
 They can also go in any direction:
 

 

 
 The only thing
 is the distance between them is always the same.
 

 

   copyright 2005 Bruce Kirkpatrick

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