Elementary Geometry for College Students (5th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1439047901
ISBN 13: 978-1-43904-790-3

Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - The Parallel Postulate and Special Angles - Exercises: 8b


A line l is perpendicular to plane A if l is perpendicular to all of the lines in plane A that intersect l. (Think of a stick standing straight up on a level surface. The stick is perpendicular to all of the lines drawn on the table that pass through the point where the stick is standing). A plane B is perpendicular to a plane A if plane B contains a line that is perpendicular to plane A. (Think of a book balanced upright on a level surface.)

Work Step by Step

A plane is perpendicular to another plane when it has a line that is perpendicular to the other plane.
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