__maths__>__Construction / Practical Geometry (basics)__>__4 Fundamentals Elements of Practical Geometry__### Constructing a Line

In this page, a short and to-the-point overview of constructing a line is provided.

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Which of the following help to construct a line through two points?

- a ruler
- a ruler
- a compass
- either one of the above

The answer is "a ruler".

What are the points on a line called?

- collinear points
- collinear points
- equiangular points

The answer is "collinear points"

Which of the following is a meaning for the word "collinear"?

- of lying in the same line
- of lying in the same line
- of in ascending or descending order

The answer is 'of lying in the same line'. "co" means "together; jointly" ; and "linear" means "line".

**Constructing a Line through two Points**:

Connect two points using a ruler or a scale and extend in both the directions.

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