Elementary Geometry for College Students (5th Edition)

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

Chapter 7 - Section 7.1 - Locus of Points - Exercises: 24

Answer

We call the points x and y. The locus is the perpendicular bisector of the segment xy.

Work Step by Step

Recall, a locus is equidistant from the points no matter where you are. Therefore, first construct the original points. Then, draw a line (which is red in the diagram) that is the same distance from the original line at all points. A theorem states that the locus of two points is the perpendicular bisector of the segment that joins the points.
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