What is the difference between a right bisector and a perpendicular line? Are they even different?
- Pramod KumarLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Right Bisector of a line segment is a straight line perpendicular to the segment and is essentially passing through the midpoint of the segment. Any other line perpendicular to the line segment, but not passing through ITS MID-POINT is not a PERPENDICULAR BISECTOR.
Refer to the following figure -
AB is a line segment. and ' O ' is its mid-point.
Both the Lines -- EF and CD are perpendicular to AB at ' O ' and ' P ' respectively.
Then, since EF is passing through ' O ' .... EF is a Right bisector
But since CD is passing through point ' P ' ( which is not mid-point of AB,
CD is not a right bisector instead it is simply a perpendicular on AB
- jeffdanielkLv 42 months ago
Right bisector means a right angle line that bisects a segment. This means the same thing as a perpendicular bisector. But be careful, if it says just a perpendicular line, it doesn't have to bisect the segment. A perpendicular bisector cuts the segment exactly in half.
- nbsale (Freond)Lv 62 months ago
A right bisector is a perpendicular line through the midpoint of a line segment. There is only 1 right bisector.
A perpendicular line can meet the line segment at any point. I doesn't have to be at the midpoint. There are many perpendicular lines.