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# Do parallel lines meet at a right angle?

Updated: 12/12/2022

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14y ago

No, parallel lines do not meet at a right angle.

In theory, parallel lines never meet.

In practice, parallel lines on earth could meet at the North Pole and/or the South Pole.

Perpendicular lines meet at a right angle.

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