Skew Lines

Definition of Skew Lines

Two nonparallel lines in space that do not intersect are called skew lines.

Example of Skew Lines

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Video Examples: Parallel and Skew Lines


Solved Example on Skew Lines

Ques: Which of the following are skew lines?

    Choices:

    Correct Answer: D

Solution:

    Step 1: Two nonparallel lines in space that do not intersect are called Skew lines.
    Step 2: Among the pairs, the lines and  are nonparallel and lie in different planes, and do not intersect each other..
    Step 3: So, and are skew lines among the given pairs.