What is a Ray in Geometry? - Definition & Examples


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Which of these real world situations and objects is a representation of a ray?

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1. If we add two rays together, what it their resulting length?

2. Why does an arrow's flight not represent a ray?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to identify various aspects regarding rays, including concepts that involve a ray's length and geometric notation. There also are practice questions that ask you to recognize rays within real-world instances.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your ability to:

  • Properly notate a ray
  • Identify images that illustrate rays
  • Choose an accurate example of a ray

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of basic theory regarding rays
  • Distinguishing differences - contrast the ideas of rays and lines in terms of the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained regarding the concept of a ray's length

Additional Learning

Learn more about rays and their attributes in the lesson titled What is a Ray in Geometry? - Definition & Examples. The lesson's objectives cover the following:

  • Understand rays more fully through analogy and examples
  • Define endpoint
  • Know how to correctly notate different rays in geometry