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Secondary III • 1yr.

What is the difference between the median and the perpendicular bisector?

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr. edited September 2021

    Hello Limacerapide!

    The perpendicular bisector is a line that passes perpendicularly through the middle of a segment and cuts it into two equal parts.

    example: (the orange line is a perpendicular bisector)

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    The median is a segment which starts from a vertex of a figure and intersects the opposite side in its middle. Be careful, the angle of intersection of the median with the opposite side is not necessarily 90 degrees.

    A median is only found in some figures, like:  triangles or pentagons.

    example: (yellow lines are all medians)

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    KH