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

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

It is transversal.

 

It can also intersect more than 2 lines

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Here XY intersects these 4 lines.

At distinct points P, Q, R, S.

So, it is a transversal

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Here, line XY intersects AB & CD

  at point O.

 

Since it does not intersect at distinct points,

it is not a transversal.

 

Generally,

We talk about transversal of parallel lines

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Here,

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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