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!

Asked on by charmaniac

9 Answers | Add Yours

cookiee-monster's profile pic

cookiee-monster | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted on

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

briih's profile pic

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

Posted on

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 /

\

 

qwerty112358132134's profile pic

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

Posted on

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

gs01's profile pic

gs01 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted on

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's profile pic

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

Posted on

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's profile pic

joshuayen | Student | (Level 1) Honors

Posted on

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

riot174's profile pic

riot174 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

Posted on

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

We’ve answered 318,982 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question