# What would happen if parallel lines intersected?I need to know all the changes this would make on the properties of parallel lines, the changes that would have to be made in the real world, and...

What would happen if parallel lines intersected?

I need to know all the changes this would make on the properties of parallel lines, the changes that would have to be made in the real world, and maybe even what the world would look like!

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-.- PARALLEL LINES WILL NEVER EVER INTERSECT, THAT'S THE WHOLE REASON WHY THEY CALL IT PARALLEL :/

briih | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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Parallel lines can never intersect. that is in 2D.

However in 3D,in vectors, i've learnt that they can intersect if they were on different planes, that is, different surfaces.

in 2d they are like this  \ \  there's always a distance which remains constant between them.

but on different planes, they may intersect because they go in all sorts of directions. just imagine them in your mind /

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qwerty112358132134 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

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Actually parallel lines will sometimes intersect at infinity non-euciledean geometries

gs01 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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Parallel Lines will never intersect. The lines are called as parallel when the perpendicular distance between the two lines at any given point is constant

notetoself | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) eNoter

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As mentioned above, parallel lines will never intersect. If two lines are intersecting, then they are no longer considered parallel.

As for what would happen to the world if they somehow managed to magically intrsect......well I'm guessing that everything would be pretty scewed. It is physically impossible though lol

joshuayen | Student | (Level 1) Honors

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Parallel lines never intersect. If lines that were on different planes did not intersect, then they would be skew.

riot174 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

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ha ha wow lol parallel lines will never intersect! who assigned you that question?