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Is a line considered a face in graph theory?

For example just a straight line point to point.


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Please try to make your titles more descriptive. Almost all your questions are titled "<Branch of Math> Question". – Austin Mohr Feb 20 '12 at 2:00
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No, that is an edge. There is one face in your graph though: the unbounded or infinite face, sometimes denoted $f_\infty$.

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With a single line as your graph, is the degree of the infinite face 1 (definining the degree of a face as the number of edges encountered during a walk around the face)? – soniccool Feb 20 '12 at 2:15
The degree of $f_\infty$ in this case is 2, since your walk uses the edge twice to return to the starting vertex. Note that the sum of all the degrees of the faces in a planar graph is always twice the number of edges. – Zach Langley Feb 20 '12 at 2:39

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