## opposite rays

### Opposite rays are two rays that share a common endpoint but extend in opposite directions

Opposite rays are two rays that share a common endpoint but extend in opposite directions. In geometric terms, a ray is a line with a starting point (called an endpoint) and it extends infinitely in one direction. Therefore, opposite rays will start at the same point but will extend in opposite directions indefinitely.

To visualize opposite rays, imagine drawing a point on a sheet of paper. Then draw two rays starting from that point, one going upwards and the other going downwards. These rays will be opposite rays as they have the same starting point but extend in opposite directions.

Opposite rays are also sometimes referred to as “opposite direction” or “opposite sides” rays. They are commonly used in geometry to define angles. Understanding opposite rays helps in understanding concepts such as angle bisectors, adjacent angles, and the geometry of parallel lines.

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