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.
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2. The shadow of the street light makes the transversal line.
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3. A well-constructed building's design.
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Transversal is a line, which intersects two or more lines in different points.
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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?
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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.