# Does a line segment have to be straight?

### Does a line segment have to be straight?

A line segment has two endpoints. A line segment is a straight line that connects two points. It is the shortest path between the two points. A line segment has definite length.

### Can a line segment be curved?

When two points on a plane surface are joined, a straight line segment is obtained. But if two points in a curved surface is joined, a curved line segment is drawn. When a line segment is extended towards both sides unlimitedly it becomes a line.

### Are lines and line segments always straight?

In geometry, you often come across terms such as a point, line, rays, segments, angles etc. ... A line is always straight and extends infinitely in both the directions. In contrast, a line segment has marked boundaries, i.e. it has a fixed starting point and a fixed ending point.

### Do line segments continue forever?

The section between any two points on a line is called a line segment. A line segment can be very long, very short, or somewhere in between. The difference between a line and a line segment is that the line segment has two endpoints and a line goes on forever.

### What is an example of a line segment in real life?

Real-world examples of line segments are a pencil, a baseball bat, the cord to your cell phone charger, the edge of a table, etc. Think of a real-life quadrilateral, like a chessboard; it is made of four line segments.

### Can a line segment be produced to any desired length?

A line segment can be produced to any desired length. ... Through two given points, it is possible to draw one and only one straight line.

### Is line AB the same as BA?

Line BA is the same as line AB. Both pass through the same two points A and B. A line-segment may be also a part of ray. In the figure below, a line segment AB has two end points A and B.

### What is a curved line segment called?

When the end points both lie on a curve (such as a circle), a line segment is called a chord (of that curve).

### Can line segments be parallel?

Two lines or line segments can either intersect (cross) each other or be parallel. ... Parallel line segments never meet, no matter how far they are extended.

### What do you call the ends of a line segment?

Note: A math term can really tell you a lot about the thing it's describing. Take the term 'endpoints'. The endpoints of a line segment are just the 'points' located at the 'ends' of the line segment! That's an informative name!

### What's the difference between a line and a line segment?

A line segment is a part of a line with definite endpoints on both sides (starting and ending points). Lines run in the infinite distance in both the directions whereas a line segment is a part of a line. A line segment is a distance that joins two points on a line. It is that part of a line that connects two ends of the same path.

### What are curved and straight segments in PowerPoint?

Learn about Curved and Straight line segments within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. These segments are the lines between points or vertexes. A line (outline) in PowerPoint contains both points and segments. Think about connect-the-dots as an analogy and the dots will represent points.

### What do you call a segment with exactly one endpoint?

A line segment that has exactly one endpoint is called a half-open line segment.

### How to change a curved segment to a straight segment?

To change a Curved Segment to a Straight Segment, follow these steps: Select the shape which has curved segments, such as the Oval shape shown in Figure 5. Now switch to Edit Points mode (right-click the shape and choose Edit Points option from the context menu).