# How are a line line segment and ray similar?

## How are a line line segment and ray similar?

A line segment is a portion of a line that has two endpoints. A ray is a portion of a line which has one endpoint and extends forever in one direction.

## Can a ray and a line segment intersect?

When two lines, rays, or line segments intersect, they have one common point; in this case, the line segments intersect since they meet at the center of the windmill’s blades. In the figure below, point (3,4) is the intersection of line x = 3 and line y = 4 since that is where the two lines cross.

**What makes a segment different from a ray?**

A line segment has two endpoints. It contains these endpoints and all the points of the line between them. You can measure the length of a segment, but not of a line. A segment is named by its two endpoints, for example, A B ¯ . A ray is a part of a line that has one endpoint and goes on infinitely in only one direction.

### What’s the difference between a line segment and a point?

A point specifies the exact location. A ray starts from a point and goes to infinity. A line has no end points. A line segment has two endpoints. A line segment connects both endpoints. If the two lines cannot meet at any point, they are called parallel lines. A ruler is used to draw a line segment and measure its length.

### What’s the difference between a ray and a point?

Points to Remember A small dot marked is a point. A point has no length, width or thickness. A point specifies the exact location. A ray starts from a point and goes to infinity. A line has no end points. A line segment has two endpoints. A line segment connects both endpoints.

**How are lines and segments named in geometry?**

When we draw lines in geometry, we use an arrow at each end to show that it extends infinitely. A line can be named either using two points on the line (for example, A B ↔) or simply by a letter, usually lowercase (for example, line m). A line segment has two endpoints. It contains these endpoints and all the points of the line between them.