# Parallel Lines - Alternate Angles

- Author:
- David Smith

- Topic:
- Angles

Blue parallel lines cut across by a red transversal

The diagram shows a pair of alternate angles (p and w). These are sometimes called Z angles but alternate is their proper name.
Move points B and C to a variety of positions and note how p and w relate to each other.
There are two pairs of alternate angles - click the check box to look at the other pair (q and v).
Move points B and C to a variety of positions and note how q and v relate to each other.
So what have you deduced about alternate angles?