line segment


Definition of Line Segment

  • Line segment is the part of a line consisting of two endpoints and all points between them.

                       

Examples of Line Segment

  • In the figure shown, PQ, PR, and RQ are line segments.

             

                                        

Solved Example on Line Segment

  • Which of the following can be obtained by joining line segments?

Choices:

A. a circle

B. a polygon

C. a line

D. a sphere

Correct Answer: B

Solution:

Step 1: By joining line segments, we can form a polygon.

                 

Related Terms for Line Segment

  • Line
  • Points
  • Endpoint