Perpendicular Bisector

Definition of Perpendicular Bisector

Perpendicular Bisector is a perpendicular line or a segment that passes through the midpoint of a line.

More About Perpendicular Bisector

  • A perpendicular bisector divides a line segment into two equal segments.
  • The intersecting point of the three perpendicular bisectors of a triangle is called circumcenter.

Examples of Perpendicular Bisector

    Examples of  Perpendicular Bisector
    In the figure shown, AB is the perpendicular bisector of the line segment PQ passing through its midpoint �O�.

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Solved Example on Perpendicular Bisector

Ques: AB is a line segment of length 12 cm. CD is the perpendicular bisector of AB. Find the length of AO and OB.

    Examples of  Perpendicular Bisector
    Choices:
    A. 6 cm and 8 cm
    B. 7 cm and 7 cm
    C. 6 cm and 6 cm
    D. 7 cm and 6 cm
    Correct Answer: C

Solution:

    Step 1: A perpendicular bisector divides a line segment into two equal parts.
    Step 2: The length of AB is 12 cm and CD is the perpendicular bisector of AB.
    Step 3: So, AO = OB = Examples of  Perpendicular Bisector = Examples of  Perpendicular Bisector = 6 [Substitute AB = 12.]
    Step 4: AO = OB = 6 cm
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