 # What is a Perpendicular Bisector

## What is a Perpendicular Bisector:

A line which cuts a line segment
into two equal parts at 90°.
We take a segment and bisect it
Bisect means cut it in half ## Perpendicular Bisector Properties

A segment is split into 2 equal segments
PSQS
The perpendicular bisector forms 2
congruent right angles with the segment it bisects.
∠PSR = 90°
∠QSR = 90°
∠PSR ≅ ∠QSR

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Free What is a Perpendicular Bisector Calculator - This lesson walks you through what a perpendicular bisector is and the various properties of the segment it bisects and the angles formed by the bisection

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Bisector cuts a segment into 2 equal parts
Bisector forms a right angle with the segment it bisects

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congruent
identical in form
geometry
study of math dealing with shapes, space, and properties of space
line
an infinitely long one-dimensional object with no width, depth, or curvature
midpoint
the middle point of a line segment. It is equidistant from both endpoints. It bisects the segment.
perpendicular
two lines which intersect to form a right angle
plane
a flat, two-dimensional surface that extends indefinitely
point
an exact location in the space, and has no length, width, or thickness
segment
part of a straight line that is bounded by two distinct end points, and contains every point on the line that is between its endpoints.
what is a perpendicular bisector