What Are Lines That Are Non-Coplanar Called?


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Lines that are non-coplanar are also known as skew lines. Lines that are skew cannot be contained in their entirety within any one particular plane.

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What Are Lines That Are Non-Coplanar Called?
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Lines, line segments and points that are coplanar have the characteristic that they can all be contained in one common plane. Non-coplanar lines, or skew lines, do not exist in any one particular plane; no one plane can completely surround both lines at once. In addition, skew lines contain no points of intersection between the two lines. Parallel lines also do not intersect each other; however, parallel lines are coplanar because it is possible to embed them within a common plane.

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