# What is the intersection of a plane and a line not contained in the plane?

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## What is the intersection of a plane and a line not contained in the plane?

– If a line intersects a plane but is not contained in the plane, it intersects the plane at only one point. If a line is contained in a plane, it separates the plane into two half-planes. The plane is the union of three disjoint sets: the two half-planes and the line that separates them.

## Do a line and a plane intersect at exactly 2 points?

The statement “a line can never intersect a plane at exactly two points” is either an axiom in some formalization of Euclidean geometry or follows so directly from one or two other axioms in the system that the answer seems empty of meaning, a restatement of definitions (as in some of the good answers here).

## What is the intersection of two non parallel planes?

As long as the planes are not parallel, they should intersect in a line. So our result should be a line. How does one write an equation for a line in three dimensions? You should convince yourself that a graph of a single equation cannot be a line in three dimensions.

## How do you know if lines are parallel to planes?

To find if two vectors are perpendicular, just take their dot product. If it equals 0, then they are perpendicular. If a line is parallel to a plane, it will be perpendicular to the plane’s normal vector (just like any other line contained within the plane, or parallel to the plane).

## What is the parallel plane symbol?

Parallel Lines and Planes We use the symbol \begin{align*}\|\end{align*} for parallel, so we describe the figure above by writing \begin{align*}\overleftrightarrow{MN} \ \| \ \overleftrightarrow{CD}\end{align*}.

## How are planes parallel?

Parallel planes are two planes that do not intersect. In Figure 1 , plane P // plane Q. Theorem 11: If each of two planes is parallel to a third plane, then the two planes are parallel to each other (Figure 2 ).

## Are two planes parallel to a third plane parallel?

Two planes parallel to a third plane are parallel. Two lines perpendicular to a plane are parallel.

## Can parallel lines be the same line?

(4) Lines are parallel if they have the same slope or gradient. (And two lines parallel if they are the same line). Parallel lines are lines which are always the same distance apart and never meet. Arrowheads show lines are parallel.