Math > Year 3

Lines – Horizontal, Vertical, Perpendicular and Parallel

Horizontal Line

A horizontal line is one that goes from left to right.


 


Vertical Line

A vertical line is one that goes up and down.
 




Parallel Lines

Parallel Lines are the lines that are at equal distance from each other and never meet just like Railway Track.
 

 


 


Example:

 

 


 

Perpendicular Lines

Perpendicular Lines are two lines that meet or intersect each other at right angles (90°) like the corner of the laptop screen.


 


 

 

Example:
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Let’s try a question.

 

Which of the following is an example of parallel lines?
 


 

A shows the lines on a page.

B shows the angle made by the minute hand and hour hand of the clock.

 

Explanation:

Parallel Lines are the lines that are at equal distance from each other and never meet just like the lines on a page.

That means A represents the parallel lines. 


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