# SOLUTION: I am the mother of a seven year old and I donot know the answers what is a line segment, a ray and a line

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Points-lines-and-rays -> SOLUTION: I am the mother of a seven year old and I donot know the answers what is a line segment, a ray and a line      Log On

 Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations! Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help!

 Geometry: Points, lines, angles, perimeter Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

 Click here to see ALL problems on Points-lines-and-rays Question 26781: I am the mother of a seven year old and I donot know the answers what is a line segment, a ray and a lineAnswer by skittle_littles(3)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hi, I think this advice may help you and don't worry being a mother can be frustrating! Line Segments A line segment is one of the basic terms in geometry. We may think of a line segment as a "straight" line that we might draw with a ruler on a piece of paper. A line segment does not extend forever, but has two distinct endpoints. We write the name of a line segment with endpoints A and B as "line segment AB" or as . Rays A ray is one of the basic terms in geometry. We may think of a ray as a "straight" line that begins at a certain point and extends forever in one direction. The point where the ray begins is known as its endpoint. We write the name of a ray with endpoint A and passing through a point B as "ray AB" or as . Lines A line is one of the basic terms in geometry. We may think of a line as a "straight" line that we might draw with a ruler on a piece of paper, except that in geometry, a line extends forever in both directions. We write the name of a line passing through two different points A and B as "line AB" or as , the two-headed arrow over AB signifying a line passing through points A and B.