Define the following geometrical terms:
They all consist of points, and they are all "straight" (whatever that means).
A line extends infinitely in two opposite directions. A ray has one starting point (end point?) and goes infinitely in one direction. A line segment has two end points; it's the part of the line between the two endpoints.
- Okay, so I agree the simplest definition should be first and in that respect all the philosophical stuff can be pushed to the end, behind a separate section even. However the representations as point-slope and slope-intercept are really basic stuff... like middle school or early high school. They shouldn't be just removed from the article but rather should be the second set of definitions. -Foxtrot 07:48, 17 July 2008 (EDT)
- Okay, updated the three pages you listed. Hopefully you feel the clearest, simplest definition appears first before any generalization or pedantic definitional nitpicking. That, at least, was my intention. -Foxtrot 08:06, 17 July 2008 (EDT)