# Parallel lines

They say that parallel lines would never meet? I beg to differ. React to this statement by posting your reasons below. Let's see the best one.

Note by Astro Enthusiast
3 years, 10 months ago

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One concrete example for this can be the horizon, where the land and sky appear to meet. But they never meet until infinity.

- 3 years, 10 months ago

Good example. Mine is related to this :)

- 3 years, 10 months ago

My friend told me that one example are the longitudes. :) When we are in our elementary years, they are defined as vertical imaginary lines. Next thing we know is where they meet ;)

- 3 years, 10 months ago

It is not necessary that parallel lines must be straight, they are the line which maintain equal distance between them. Now, think of a situation where parallel lines are moving on a triangle/circle then they will definitely meet each other at some point.

- 3 years, 10 months ago

Parallel lines are meet at infinite. :-) ... Proof -: when we see sky and land, it seems to be meet each other at infinite

- 3 years, 9 months ago

. It is impossible that parallel lines will be meet ,because of their equal slopes.Lines will intersect ,if they are unequal slope.

- 3 years, 10 months ago

definition of parallel lines says that parallel lines are straight lines.so there is no probabilities that they would meet somewhere.

- 3 years, 10 months ago

Well, parallel lines are considered to meet at infinity. So, if you can reach infinity, which I presume is not much easy a job, you watch them meet. :)

- 3 years, 10 months ago

Yes, that is true. However, can you think of a concrete example which can prove the intersection of parallel lines? :)

- 3 years, 10 months ago

Sky and land...

- 3 years, 9 months ago

I think A railway track is like a parallel line but they will intersect at various place generally naerer to station

- 3 years, 10 months ago