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The shortest path between two points is called a geodesic. In flat (Euclidean) space it is simply a straight line.

Q: The shortest path from a starting point to an endpoint what is it called?

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The rays are called sides and the common endpoint is called vertex.

Point

The starting point in a race is called the starting line. The end point of a race is called the finish line.

It is the point at which a line segment ends!

The other end point is (8,-10).

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It is called the "endpoint". If another question that you have bout what the end of a ray is called, there is no such a thing, since the ray begins in one point (called the endpoint) and expands infinitely in the other direction... Much like this arrow I will draw you.... ( THIS IS THE ENDPOINT!)------------------------------>(There is no ending here, just keeps on going and going and going... you get the point) Perhaps it is better for you to look at your lessons? best, A.K.A., Uchiha Itachi

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Either one of the endpoints will work. The other endpoint is the end.

Each point is called a vertex.

It is called just that: a "point". Unless you are referring to some special point such as the midpoint or the endpoint...

The rays are called sides and the common endpoint is called vertex.

Point

The starting point in a race is called the starting line. The end point of a race is called the finish line.

the endpoint

an endpoint