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# Which is longest line line segment or ray?

Updated: 4/28/2022

Wiki User

11y ago

(Previous answers removed for being incorrect and not having a professional tone)

A line segment has a set length while both the line and ray go on indefinitely.

The difference is that a ray only goes on forever in one direction (a length of infinity), while a line goes on for infinity in both directions (infinity * 2)

However, since infinity is only a theoretical number, which means it can only be used practically to define ideal values and impossible circumstances.

Since infinity, as a number, can only be truly changed through being multiplied zero, which gives zero; or though multiplication or division by a negative number, which gives negative infinity; infinity * 2 is still infinity.

To put it simply provided x > 0

infinity * x = infinity

Therefore, your answer would be a tie between line and ray, but if you're answering this question for a teacher, be sure to include the entire paragraph above. If you had to choose, line would be the most correct answer.

Wiki User

11y ago