Transversal is a line which intersects two or more lines at distinct points


Since line XY intersects line AB & CD, at distinct points P & Q

It is transversal.


It can also intersect more than 2 lines

Transversal - Part 2

Here XY intersects these 4 lines.

At distinct points P, Q, R, S.

So, it is a transversal

Transversal - Part 3

Here, line XY intersects AB & CD

  at point O.


Since it does not intersect at distinct points,

it is not a transversal.



We talk about transversal of parallel lines

Transversal - Part 4


line l and m are parallel

and line p is the transversal of line l & m.


Let’s learn the angles formed by the transversal.

  1. Chapter 5 Class 7 Lines and Angles
  2. Concept wise

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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 10 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.