Subject: Do parallel lines meet at infinity?
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 08:36:27 -0500 (EST)
From: Steven J. Buchbinder

Dear Mr. Alexander Bogomolny

At dinner, one evening, my father asked us if Parallel Lines ever meet.

I, and my college-educated siblings replied that Parallel Lines never meet. Further, that by definition, Parallel Lines are precisely the same distance apart, at any point on the lines.

My father claims that Parallel Lines intersect at "infinity."

Could you kindly settle this debate? Your reply is greatly appreciated!!

Sincerely,

Steven J. Buchbinder

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