My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of the transversal:

  • The lines cut/intersected by a transversal are coplanar with the transversal.

  • The lines cut/intersected by a transversal do not need to be parallel.

  • When a transversal cuts/intersects parallel lines, the corresponding angles around each intersection are equal in measure.


Click on the link below to see the Transversal GeoGebra sketch.

Transversal Activity

Transversal Activity


overlapping figures

There is no transversal in the figure, since a transversal must cut/intersect through two or more coplanar lines or segments.

TEKS: 8(8)(D)