The Parallel Postulate: Definition & Examples


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The Parallel Postulate states that _____?

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1. The Parallel Postulate refers to the two straight lines crossing on the _____ side of the interior angles.

2. The Parallel Postulate is also known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some of the questions will ask you to apply your knowledge of the parallel postulate to a given situation. These questions will ask you about the angles in the situation. Other questions will simply require you to define a given term.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests you on the following topics:

  • Parallel postulate
  • Indirect proofs
  • Transversals
  • Parallel lines

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the parallel postulate in relation to angles
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding indirect proofs and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as parallel lines and a transversal line
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what necessary conditions must be met for parallel postulates to exist

Additional Learning

You should also read the corresponding lesson on The Parallel Postulate and Indirect Proof: Definition & Examples. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understanding parallel lines
  • Exploring indirect proofs
  • Describing the parallel postulate
  • Walking through examples of the parallel postulate