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# Are parallel and perpendicular lines opposites?

Updated: 12/18/2022

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6y ago

A pair of parallel lines never meet, however perpendicular lines meet at a 90 degree angle. Your question isn't all that clear tho.... meaning they are opposite because parallels never meet and perpendiculars do.
Parallel lines are lines that never intersect, no matter how far they extend in either direction. Perpendicular lines intersect perfectly straight, at a 90 degree angle.

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### Are parallel and perpendicular opposites?

Yes, parallel and perpendicular are opposites.

### Can perpendicular lines be parallel lines?

It is impossible for parallel lines to be perpendicular. Perpendicular lines are intersecting lines, meaning that they cross each other. Parallel lines, on the other hand, are lines that never meet, no matter how far they are extended in either direction. So intersecting lines (which includes perpendicular lines) and parallel lines are exact opposites. Parallel lines will never meet or cross; they cannot be perpendicular.

### Does perpendicular have parallel lines?

= parallel + perpendicular As such no, perpendicular lines do not naturally have parallel lines. However...connect the lines in the symbols below. ++ ++ And you'll have 4 perpendicular lines, and 4 parallel lines.

### What is Perpendicular and Parallel?

Perpendicular is when two lines cross... Parallel is when two lines never meet.... _____________ _____________ = PARALLEL LINES If they cross they are perpendicular, if they don't, they are parallel.

### Which shape has parallel lines but no perpendicular lines?

A rhombus has parallel lines but no perpendicular lines.

### What shapes have perpendicular lines and no parallel lines?

Right triangles have a set of perpendicular lines and no parallel lines.

### CAN Perpendicular lines can be parallel?

No, perpendicular lines intersect eachother at 90 degree angles. Parallel lines never intersect. So perpendicular lines will never be parallel.

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### Does a rhombus have perpendicular lines and parallel lines?

Perpendicular: No Parallel: Yes, two pairs.

### How many parallel lines and perpendicular does a trazioud have?

A trapezoid has 2 parallel lines. It may or may not have perpendicular lines.

### Two lines are perpendicular if they are parallel and cross?

Parallel lines are never perpendicular. Perpendicular lines are co-planar and cross at right angles.