Constructing Perpendicular Bisectors in Geometry


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What is a perpendicular bisector of a line segment l?

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1. If a line is perpendicular to another line, what angle is created when the two lines intersect?

2. Suppose you want to create a perpendicular bisector to the line segment AB shown. What is your first step?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination of a quiz and worksheet asks you about contructing perpendicular bisectors in geometry. Questions focus on the definition of a perpendicular bisector of a line segment and the final steps in creating the bisector.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following subjects in the questions of the quiz:

  • The angle created when perpendicular lines intersect
  • The first step in creating a perpendicular bisector to a given segment
  • The next step in the same segment
  • Finishing the perpendicular bisector

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you know the meaning of a perpendicular bisector for a given line segment
  • Problem solving - use what you know to solve a problem involving the creation of a perpendicular bisector
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the angle created by a perpendicular bisector

Additional Learning

To review more about the process, visit the lesson titled Constructing Perpendicular Bisectors in Geometry. With it, you can look into the following extra topics:

  • Using perpendicular bisectors to find the midpoint between places on a map
  • How determiniing the perpendicular bisector can aid architects
  • Steps in determining perpendicular bisectors