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Hello sir

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Hi Aishwarya,

According to the mathematical definition of a line, you are correct.  A matchstick is not a line in that regard because it has endpoints.
A ray has a single endpoint, so a matchstick is not a ray either.
A line segment has two endpoints, so a matchstick is a line segment.

Hope this helps,
Azeem

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I welcome your questions on algebra, 2D and 3D geometry, parabolic functions and conic sections, and any other mathematical queries you may have.

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