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Perpendicular Bisector

Published on 11/02/2012

Activity Overview

Students will explore the perpendicular bisector theorem and discover that if a point is on the perpendicular bisector of a segment, then the point is equidistant from the endpoints.

Key Steps

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    Students will explore the distance from a point on the perpendicular bisector to the endpoints of a segment and discover that if a point is on the perpendicular bisector of a segment, then it is equidistant from the two endpoints of the segment.

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    Students will apply what they learned from problem one and find the intersection of two perpendicular bisectors to find a point equidistant from three points.