Line Segments & Rays: Definition & Measurement


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A ray has how many endpoints?

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1. A line segment has how many endpoints?

2. What is the total distance of four line segments that measure 1, 2, 2, and 3 inches respectively?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rays and line segments are similar, but ultimately different kinds of lines, and thus are measured differently. This quiz will have you recall the components of these lines, as well as how to measure them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This line segment and ray quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall how many endpoints a ray has
  • Remember how many endpoints are on a line segment
  • Calculate the total distance of multiple line segments
  • Determine a given line segment's distance
  • Know the measurement of a ray

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information found on the lesson on measuring line segments and rays
  • Problem solving - use this information to solve for the total distance of multiple line segments of varying measurements
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about line segments and rays

Additional Learning

The lesson on measuring line segments & rays, called Line Segments & Rays: Definition & Measurement, covers the following objectives:

  • Define ray and line segment
  • Provide methods of measuring line segments
  • Apply this and previous knowledge to add line segments