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    A Point

    Why can't a point be measured? It is called an undefined term in geometry. Why?
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    Hello,

    Hmmm well, I'd say that's because a point is just a representation. It doesn't have a measure, because it has no given form. A point is rather a position than an element.

    If it were a line, you should consider the distance between the extreme points. But there is only one extreme point ! So how would you find a measure ?
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    ok..................

    Quote Originally Posted by Moo View Post
    Hello,

    Hmmm well, I'd say that's because a point is just a representation. It doesn't have a measure, because it has no given form. A point is rather a position than an element.

    If it were a line, you should consider the distance between the extreme points. But there is only one extreme point ! So how would you find a measure ?
    The same applies to a plane, right?

    It's another undefined term...WHY?
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