# Do parallel lines mean infinite?

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## Do parallel lines mean infinite?

There is no such thing as infinity, and it is wrong to say that parallel lines meet at infinity. However, you can construct other geometric systems, whose “points” include not only the points of familiar geometry (describable as coordinate pairs (x,y)), but also other objects.

### What is it called when parallel lines meet?

When we say that parallel lines meet at infinity, we mean that lines in projective space which are parallel in a particular affine component intersect at one of the points outside of the affine component, i.e. at a “point at infinity.”

**What is the theory of parallel lines?**

The definition of parallel lines, in Euclid’s wording, is that of “straight lines which, being in the same plane and being produced indefinitely in both directions, do not meet one another in either direction”.

**Why lines that are parallel to each other in the real world can appear non parallel in a photograph?**

In summary: Parallel lines appear to converge toward each other because as they retreat into the distance, they take up a smaller portion of your field of view. Parallel lines appear to meet in the horizon because our eyes can no longer distinguish the space between them at that distance.

## Why do parallel lines meet infinity?

In Euclidean geometry parallel lines “meet” and touch at infinity as their slope is same. In flat Hyperbolic geometry parallel lines can also touch but only at at infinity.

### What is a parallel in math?

Two lines in two-dimensional Euclidean space are said to be parallel if they do not intersect. In three-dimensional Euclidean space, parallel lines not only fail to intersect, but also maintain a constant separation between points closest to each other on the two lines.

**Why do parallel lines never intersect in math?**

Parallel & Intersecting lines Two lines in the same plane will always intersect unless they are parallel. Parallel lines are lines that are always the same distance apart and they never intersect. The rails on a railroad track are always the same distance apart,they run in the same direction, and they never intersect.

**Why do parallel lines not meet?**

By definition, two lines are said to be parallel if the distance between two lines is the same when scaled from any point on one line. This condition does not hold for parallel lines. Thus, parallel lines will never meet (or intersect).

## How do you find the parallel lines theorem?

If two lines are cut by a transversal so the alternate exterior angles are congruent, then the lines are parallel. If two lines are cut by a transversal so the consecutive interior angles are supplementary, then the lines are parallel. If two lines are parallel to the same line, then they are parallel to each other.

### What is a real life example of parallel lines?

Parallel line examples in real life are railroad tracks, the edges of sidewalks, marking on the streets, zebra crossing on the roads, the surface of pineapple and strawberry fruit, staircase and railings, etc.