# Does a line segment have to be straight?

### Table of Contents

- Does a line segment have to be straight?
- Can a line segment be curved?
- Are lines and line segments always straight?
- Do line segments continue forever?
- What is an example of a line segment in real life?
- Can a line segment be produced to any desired length?
- Is line AB the same as BA?
- What is a curved line segment called?
- Can line segments be parallel?
- What do you call the ends of a line segment?
- What's the difference between a line and a line segment?
- What are curved and straight segments in PowerPoint?
- What do you call a segment with exactly one endpoint?
- How to change a curved segment to a straight segment?

### Does a line segment have to be straight?

A line segment has two endpoints. A line segment is a **straight line** that connects two points. It is the shortest path between the two points. A line segment has definite length.

### Can a line segment be curved?

When two points on a plane surface are joined, a straight line segment is obtained. But if **two points in a curved surface is joined**, a curved line segment is drawn. When a line segment is extended towards both sides unlimitedly it becomes a line.

### Are lines and line segments always straight?

In geometry, you often come across terms such as a point, line, rays, segments, angles etc. ... **A line is always straight and extends** infinitely in both the directions. In contrast, a line segment has marked boundaries, i.e. it has a fixed starting point and a fixed ending point.

### Do line segments continue forever?

The section between any two points on a line is called a line segment. A line segment can be very long, very short, or somewhere in between. The difference between a line and a line segment is that **the line segment has two endpoints and a line goes on forever**.

### What is an example of a line segment in real life?

Real-world examples of line segments are **a pencil, a baseball bat**, the cord to your cell phone charger, the edge of a table, etc. Think of a real-life quadrilateral, like a chessboard; it is made of four line segments.

### Can a line segment be produced to any desired length?

A line segment can be produced to any desired length. ... Through two given points, it is possible to draw one and only one straight line.

### Is line AB the same as BA?

**Line BA is the same as line AB**. Both pass through the same two points A and B. A line-segment may be also a part of ray. In the figure below, a line segment AB has two end points A and B.

### What is a curved line segment called?

When the end points both lie on a curve (such as a circle), a line segment is called **a chord** (of that curve).

### Can line segments be parallel?

Two lines or line segments can either intersect (cross) each other or be parallel. ... **Parallel line segments never meet**, no matter how far they are extended.

### What do you call the ends of a line segment?

Note: A math term can really tell you a lot about the thing it's describing. Take the term 'endpoints'. The endpoints of a line segment are just the **'points**' located at the 'ends' of the line segment! That's an informative name!

### What's the difference between a line and a line segment?

A line segment is a part of a line with definite endpoints on both sides (starting and ending points). Lines run in the infinite distance in both the directions whereas a line segment is a part of a line. A line segment is a distance that joins two points on a line. It is that part of a line that connects two ends of the same path.

### What are curved and straight segments in PowerPoint?

Learn about Curved and Straight line segments within PowerPoint 2013 for Windows. These segments are the lines between points or vertexes. A line (outline) in PowerPoint contains both points and segments. Think about connect-the-dots as an analogy and the dots will represent points.

### What do you call a segment with exactly one endpoint?

A line segment that has exactly one endpoint is called a half-open line segment.

### How to change a curved segment to a straight segment?

To change a Curved Segment to a Straight Segment, follow these steps: Select the shape which has curved segments, such as the Oval shape shown in Figure 5. Now switch to Edit Points mode (right-click the shape and choose Edit Points option from the context menu).