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Points and Line Segment
We identify a Point with a number or letter. A point
has no length or width;
it just specifies an exact
location.
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geometry line segment
Points
Endpoint? Is a point used to define a
Line Segment
, Ray or line. A line
segment has two endpoints, a ray
has one and a
line can have many.
Line Segments
Example of a line segment
Picture of a Line Segment, Ray and a Line
The symbol for a line segment is a raise bar.
example: the line segment above is   XY  or  YX
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Line Segment - A straight path with two points.
The two points is the end points of the line
segment. A line segment does not extend forever,
but has two distinct endpoints.
The end points are given letters for names. For
example, the line segment above with the letters X
and Y has two names, line segment XY or line
segment YX
line segment, ray, line
This line segment is call
segment AB or BA
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line segments
More examples of a line segments
note: line segments can only have two names.
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