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Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

Imagine you're in a room right now. Take a look around. What do you see? 

There are various things all around you, like tables, chairs, a wall clock, a laptop, a water bottle, and even stairs if you have them.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

 When you peek outside, there are more objects like trees, roads, buildings, and electric poles. 

Now, do you know that all these things are actually made up of simple shapes, like lines and angles?

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

Let's explore the world of shapes and how they create the things we see every day.

Some real-life examples of the lines and angles
(i) If you observe the bamboo plants, they grow in a straight line. Each bamboo stick resembles a straight line.

(ii) When we observe the railway tracks, they run in straight lines extending on both directions.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

(iii) If we observe, the adjacent sides of the laptop, they form an angle between them.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

(iv) The two legs of a ladder resemble straight lines. The two legs join at one point and the opening between them is the angle formed by these legs.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

(v) What happens when you open a door?

Door Door 

As soon as you open the door an angle is formed between the edge of the door and the threshold of the panel.

  • Point: An exact location that has no size i.e., no length, no width, no depth, the only position is called a point. A point is denoted by a dot (.)
    If you take an ink pen and put a dot on paper using that, then that dot represents a point.
  • Line segment: A collection of points with two fixed endpoints is called a line segment. A line segment AB is denoted byLines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6 The length of a line segment is fixed.Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6
  • Ray: A part of a line with one fixed point and extends endlessly from the other end is called a ray. Ray AB is denoted byLines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6 The length of a ray is infinite.
    Ray
    Ray
  • Line: A-Line is a collection of points going endless in both directions along the straight path. Line AB is denoted byLines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6 The length of a line is infinite.
    Straight Line  
    Straight Line  

Question for Chapter Notes: Lines and Angles
Try yourself:
Which of the following best describes a point?
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What is an Angle?

Formation of AngleFormation of Angle

  • When two rays originate from a common point, then the turn between two rays around the common point or vertex is called the angle between the two rays.
  • The two rays joining to form an angle are called arms of an angle and the point at which two rays meet to form an angle is called the vertex of the angle.Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

In the above figure, two raysLines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6andLines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6are the arm of an angle that meet at a common initial point Q (vertex)and form a ∠PQR. The measure of the angle PQR is written as ∠PQR but instead of writing this, we can simply write it as ∠PQR.

1. Complementary Angles

  • When the sum of the measures of two angles is 90°, the angles are called complementary angles.
  • Whenever two angles are complementary, each angle is said to be the complement of the other angle.

Example: Clock

The hour-hand and the minute-hand of the clock form a pair of complementary angles.

Complementary AnglesComplementary Angles

Here,
∠PQS + ∠SQR= 50° + 40° = 90°
In the above figure, we see that the sum of two angles is 90°.

Hence, ∠PQS and ∠SQR are complementary angles. And ∠PQS and ∠SQR are said to be complements of each other.
Example: Are the given angles complementary?
Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6In the given figure,
∠AOB = 70°and ∠POQ = 20°
∠AOB + ∠POQ = 70° + 20° = 90°
Therefore, ∠AOB and ∠POQ are complementary angles.

Question for Chapter Notes: Lines and Angles
Try yourself:What is the sum of the measures of two complementary angles?
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2. Supplementary Angles

  • Two angles are said to be supplementary if the sum of their measure is equal to 180°.
  • When two angles are supplementary, each angle is said to be the supplement of the other
    Clock 
    Clock 

Example: Clock

  • The two angles formed by the hands of the above clock are supplementary.
  • The measure of two angles 120° and 60° are given and when we add up that angles we get 180°.
    120° + 60° = 180°.
  • Hence, we can say that they are supplementary angles or supplements of each other.

Supplementary AngleSupplementary Angle

Here,
∠PQS + ∠SQR = 150° + 30° = 180°
In the above figure, we see that the sum of two angles is 180°.

Hence, ∠PQS and ∠SQR are supplementary angles, and ∠PQS and ∠SQR are said to be supplements of each other.

Example: The following ∠AOB and ∠POQ are supplementary angles or not?
Supplementary AngleSupplementary Angle

Sol: In the given figure,
∠AOB + ∠POQ = 130° + 50° = 180°
∠AOB + ∠POQ = 180°
∴ ∠AOB and ∠POQ are supplementary angles. Or
∠AOB and ∠POQ are said to be supplements of each other.

3. Adjacent Angles

These angles are such that:

(i) they have a common vertex.

(ii) they have a common arm.

(iii) the non-common arms are on either side of the common arm.

Such pairs of angles are called adjacent angles. 

Note: Adjacent angles have a common vertex and a common arm but no common interior points.

Example: In the following figure angles marked with 1 and 2 are they adjacent? If not give a reason for that.
Adjacent AngleAdjacent Angle

Solution:

In figure number (i)
(i) We see ∠PQS and ∠SQR have a common arm QS.
They have a common vertex Q.
They do not have a common interior point.
Hence, ∠PQS and ∠SQR are adjacent angles

In figure number (ii)
(ii) We see ∠RQS and ∠SQP have a common arm QS.
They have a common vertex Q.
They do not have a common interior point
Hence, ∠RQS and ∠SQP are adjacent angles

In figure number (iii)
(iii) We see ∠PTS and ∠SQR have a common arm QS.
They do not have a common vertex.
They do not have a common interior point.
The above figure does not satisfy all the conditions for being adjacent angles.
Hence, ∠PTS and ∠SQR are not adjacent angles.

Question for Chapter Notes: Lines and Angles
Try yourself:Which of the following pairs of angles is not a pair of supplementary angles?
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Pairs of Lines

1. Intersecting Lines

Two lines are said to be intersecting when they cross each other at one point only and the point at which they intersect is called the point of intersection.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6Here, two lines l and m intersect each other at point O, and point O is called the point of intersection.

2. Transversal Line

A line that intersects two or more lines in a plane at distinct points is called a transversal line.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

  • Here, line mn intersects two lines AB and CD at two distinct points O and P respectively. 
  • Hence, line mn is called the transversal line and points O and P are called the points of intersection.

3. Angles made by a Transversal

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

Here, the two lines l and m are intersected by a transversal n at points O and P respectively. We see that four angles are formed at each point O and P, namely ∠1, ∠2, ∠3, ∠4, ∠5, ∠6, ∠7, and ∠8.

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Example: In the figure given below, l || m and ∠1 = 53°. Find ∠6 and ∠7.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

We have,
∠1 = ∠3 [Vertically opposite angles]
∠3 = ∠7 [Corresponding angles]
∴ ∠1 = ∠7
→ ∠7 = 53° ∵ ∠1 = 53° (Given)
∠6 + ∠7 = 180° [Linear pair]
∠6 + 53° = 180°
∠6 + 53° − 53° = 180° − 53°
∠6 = 127°
Thus, ∠6 = 127° and ∠7 = 53°

Question for Chapter Notes: Lines and Angles
Try yourself:A-line that intersects two or more lines at distinct points is called
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4. Transversal of Parallel Lines

If two lines lying in the same plane do not intersect when produced on either side, then such lines are said to be parallel to each other.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

Here, lines l and m are parallel to each other, and transversal n intersects line l and m at point O and P respectively.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

When the two parallel lines l and m are cut by a transversal n, then obtained the following relations:
(i) When a transversal intersects two parallel lines, then each pair of alternate interior angles are equal.
When line n intersects two parallel lines l and m, then we see that each pair of alternate interior angles is equal.
∴ ∠ 3 = ∠5, ∠4 = ∠6

(ii) When a transversal intersects two parallel lines, each pair of alternate exterior angles are equal.

When line n intersects two parallel lines l and m, then we see that each pair of alternate exterior angles is equal.
∴ ∠ 2 = ∠8, ∠1 = ∠7

(iii) When a transversal intersects two parallel lines, each pair of corresponding angles are equal.
When line n intersects two parallel lines l and m, then we see that each pair of corresponding angles is equal.
∴ ∠3 = ∠7, ∠2 = ∠6, ∠ 1 = ∠5, and ∠4 = ∠8

(iv) When a transversal intersects two parallel lines, then each pair of interior angles on the same side of the transversal are supplementary
When line n intersects two parallel lines l and m, then we see that each pair of interior angles on the same side of the transversal are supplementary.
In the above figure, ∠ 3 = ∠4 .....Linear pair of angles
We know sum of the linear pair of angles is 180° ∴ ∠ 3 + ∠4 = 180°
But, ∠4 = ∠6 ...Pair of alternate interior angles Therefore, we can say that ∴ ∠ 3 + ∠6 = 180°
Similarly, ∠4 + ∠5 = 180°

Example: In the given figure l || m, ∠1 = 55°. Find ∠5, ∠6, and ∠7.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

We have,
∠ 1 = ∠5 .....Corresponding angles
∴ ∠ 5 = 55° [∵ ∠1 = 55°]
∠5 = ∠7 .....Vertically opposite angles
∴ ∠7 = 55° [∵ ∠5 = 55°]
Now,
∠ 6 + ∠7 = 180°.....Linear pair of angles
∠ 6 + 55° = 180°
∠ 6 + 55° − 55° = 180° − 55°
∠ 6 = 180° − 55°
∠ 6 = 125°
Thus, ∠ 5 = 55°, ∠ 6 = 125°and ∠7 = 55°

Question for Chapter Notes: Lines and Angles
Try yourself:Which of the following is true for parallel lines?
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Checking for Parallel Lines

Some special pairs of angles can be used to test if the lines are parallel or not.

(i) When a transversal intersects two parallel lines, such that if any pair of corresponding angles are equal, then the lines are parallel.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6 

In the given figure, transversal n intersects two lines l and m in such a way that,
∠3 = ∠7, ∠2 = ∠6, ∠ 1 = ∠5, and ∠4 = ∠8 ...(Pairs of corresponding angles are equal)
Hence, we can say that lines are parallel.

(ii) When a transversal intersects two parallel lines, such that if any pair of alternate interior angles are equal, the lines have to be parallel.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

In the given figure, transversal n intersects two lines l and m in such a way that,
∠ 3 = ∠5, ∠4 = ∠6 ... (Alternate interior angles are equal)

Hence, we can say that lines are parallel.

(iii) When transversal intersects two parallel lines, such that if any pair of alternate exterior angles are equal, the lines have to be parallel.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

In the given figure, transversal n intersects two lines l and m in such a way that,
∠1 = ∠7, ∠2 = ∠8 ... (Alternate exterior angles are equal)

Hence, we can say that lines are parallel.

(v) When transversal intersects two parallel lines, such that if any pair of interior angles on the same side of the transversal are supplementary, the lines have to be parallel.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

In the given figure, transversal n intersects two lines l and m in such a way that, ∠ 3, ∠6 and ∠4, ∠5 ...Pairs of co-interior angles or angles on the same sides of the transversal
Hence,
∠ 3 + ∠6 = 180° and
∠4 + ∠5 = 180°
Hence, we can say that lines are parallel.

Example: Find whether AB || CD.

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

In the given figure,
∠CPN = ∠OPD = 65°...Vertically opposite angles
∠BOP + ∠OPD = 180°
Thus, the sum of co-interior angle is 180°
Hence,
135° + ∠OPD = 180°
∠OPD = 180° − 135°
∠OPD = 45°
Therefore, AB || CD

Question for Chapter Notes: Lines and Angles
Try yourself:In the following figure, a transversal cuts two parallel lines l and m respectively and the angles thus formed are marked. If ∠1 is an acute angle, then, which of the following statements is false? 

Lines and Angles Class 7 Notes Maths Chapter 6

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1. What is the definition of an angle in geometry?
Ans. An angle is formed when two rays share a common endpoint, called the vertex. It is measured in degrees and is used to describe the amount of rotation between the two rays.
2. What are related angles in geometry?
Ans. Related angles are angles that have a specific relationship with each other, such as complementary angles which add up to 90 degrees, supplementary angles which add up to 180 degrees, or vertical angles which are opposite each other and are equal.
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Ans. Two lines are parallel if they never intersect and have the same slope. You can also use the alternate interior angles, corresponding angles, or consecutive interior angles to determine if two lines are parallel.
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Ans. Some common pairs of lines include parallel lines, perpendicular lines, intersecting lines, and skew lines. Parallel lines never intersect, perpendicular lines form right angles when they intersect, intersecting lines cross each other, and skew lines are non-coplanar and do not intersect.
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Ans. Two lines are perpendicular if they intersect at a 90-degree angle. You can check if two lines are perpendicular by calculating the slopes of the lines and seeing if they are negative reciprocals of each other.
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