**> Points and Line Segments <**

**Points and Line Segment**

We identify a Point with a number or letter. A point

has no length or width; it just specifies an exact

location.

Examples: Points

Endpoint? Is a point used to define a

Line Segment, Ray or line. A line

segment has two endpoints, a ray

has one and a line can have many.

Line Segments

Line Segment - A straight path with two points.

The two points is the end points of the line

segment. A line segment does not extend forever,

but has two distinct endpoints

Example of a line segment

The end points are given letters for names. For

example, the line segment above with the letters X

and Y has two names, line segment XY or line

segment YX

note: line segments can only have two names.

More examples of a line segments