This video lesson is designed for 6 to 12-year-old children. In this geometry lesson, we will be learning about the different types of lines.

In our daily life, we all see different types of lines in our surroundings – For example, corners of the wall, stairs, roads, school, notebooks, etc.

Let us understand what a line is. *A line is a geometric shape that has no ends. It can extend in both directions.*

*What are different types of lines?*

*What are different types of lines?*

In this video, we will discuss 8 types of lines:

- Horizontal Line.
- Vertical Line.
- Perpendicular line.
- Intersecting lines.
- Oblique Lines
- Divergent lines.
- Convergent Lines.
- Parallel Lines.

This video is divided into two parts.

**In part one**, horizontal, vertical, perpendicular, intersecting, and oblique lines are described using bars.

**In the second part**, divergent, convergent, and parallel lines are explained as a story using human cutouts.

Let us understand different types of line

**What is a Horizontal Line?**

A line that is parallel to the x-axis is called a horizontal line. It is also called a sleeping line – For example, the length of a table or a notebook, etc.

**What is a Vertical line?**

A line that is parallel to the y-axis is called a vertical line. It is also called a standing line – For example, the height of the wall or a fence, etc.

**What is a Perpendicular line?**

When two lines intersect each other at a given point and the angle formed between them is 90 degrees, they are said to be perpendicular to each other – for example, the length and height of the room, holy cross, etc.

**What is an Oblique line?**

A straight line that is neither horizontal nor vertical is called an oblique line. It is also called a slanting line – For example, staircase railing, etc.

**What is an intersecting line?**

When two or more lines meet each other at a particular point, these lines are known as intersecting lines – For example, a pair of scissors, etc.

**What is a parallel line?**

When two lines do not meet at any point in a plane surface and are parallel to each other. As shown in the video, the two human cutouts never meet each other. Real-life examples are railway tracks or a stack of identical books, etc.

**What are convergent lines?**

Two lines are said to be convergent when their ends are in close proximity. It means they will meet at a point when we get closer and closer towards the end. For example, the perspective of the railway track, etc.

**What are divergent lines?**

When two lines move in different directions from a common point, they are said to be diverging from each other – For example, a flowing river from a mountain, sun rays falling on the ground, etc.

**Watch the video to know more about different types of lines.**

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