Learn Mathematics through our AI based learning portal with the support of our Academic Experts!

Learn more
In your daily life, you might have seen the street lamp, the electrical junction, and a tremendously constructed building. If you take a closer look, you might have seen a transversal lines in these constructions.
1. The electrical junction makes a transversal line.
shutterstock_650529391 (1).jpg
2. The shadow of the street light makes the transversal line.
shutterstock_1642116355 (1).jpg
3. A well-constructed building's design.
shutterstock_505169224 (1).jpg
Transversal is a line, which intersects two or more lines in different points.
pic 1 (1).svg
Here, \(m\) and \(n\) are any two non-parallel lines and \(l\) is another line intersecting them at \(A\) and \(B\).
Such intersecting line \((l)\) is called as a transversal line because the line \(l\) intersects two lines at distinct points.
The line \(l\) is not a transversal to the lines \(m\) and \(n\), but it is a transversal to the pair of lines m and \(o\), \(n\) and \(o\).
Now, let us see some more lines. Observe the below two figures.
How do these images differ from the above figure?
pic 2 (1).svg
pic 3 (1).svg
The above figures are not a transversal line. Because the line \(l\) does not intersect the lines \(m\) and \(n\) at distinct points. So, it is not a transversal line.