Collinear in Geometry: Definition & Example

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Are the points (3,14), (1,8), and (8,29) collinear? If so, what is the slope of the line that they lie on.

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1. Are the two points (4,18) and (27,2) collinear? If so, what is the slope of the line through them?

2. Which of the following sets of points are collinear?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Collinear points are an important part of geometry. Check your understanding of the rules surrounding them by completing the practice problems in this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will solve problems involving:

  • Determining if points are collinear
  • The slope of lines formed by collinear points
  • Identifying collinear points on a graph

Skills Practiced

Strengthen the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on collinear in geometry
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that involve collinear points
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions related to finding the slope of a line through specific collinear points

Additional Learning

Collinear points in geometry are discussed further by the lesson related to this quiz, entitled Collinear in Geometry: Definition & Example. Reading this lesson will teach you about:

  • Examples of collinear points in nature and music
  • Graphing collinear points
  • How the slope of a line can determine collinear points
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