What Are Intersecting Lines? - Definition & Examples


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How many points of intersection are there in the capital letters of the word XYLOPHONE?

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1. Why can intersecting lines meet at only one point?

2. How many points of intersection are there between the line segments in the following illustration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and attached worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand lines and their points. The quiz will assess your understanding of concepts like parallel lines and points of intersection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Identify points of intersection in given problems
  • Describe why intersecting lines can only meet at one point
  • Parallel lines

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on intersecting lines
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about line segments in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding points of intersection and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about parallel lines

Additional Learning

Learn more about intersecting lines by reviewing the lesson entitled What are Intersecting Lines? - Definition & Examples. It will cover the following objectives:

  • Understanding lines that run in the same direction
  • Define line segment
  • Define line
  • Identify intersecting lines
  • Understanding multiple lines with one point of intersection