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Geogebra Perpendicular Bisector Exploration


Note: you can hide the coordinates by clicking on the white arrow in the upper right portion of the screen.
1. Using the line segment tool, construct a line segment.
2. Find the midpoint of the line segment using the point tool.
3. Using the perpendicular line tool, construct a perpendicular line going through the midpoint of your
line segment. This is called the perpendicular bisector of the line segment.
4. Use the angle measurement tool to verify that the angles measure 90. (You will need to construct a
point using the point tool on the perpendicular line in order to use the angle measurement tool; it
requires three points. Select them in counterclockwise order.)
5. Use the length tool to verify that the line segment has been bisected.
6. Using the extra point you constructed on the perpendicular bisector, measure the distance using the
length tool from that point to each of the endpoints of the line segment. What do you notice?
7. Construct another point on the perpendicular bisector. Repeat step 6: measure the distance from the
new point to the endpoints of the original line segment.
8. Can you make a conjecture about points on the perpendicular bisector?
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Name:_______________________
Geogebra Perpendicular Bisector Exploration
Note: you can hide the coordinates by clicking on the white arrow in the upper right portion of the screen.
1. Using the line segment tool, construct a line segment.
2. Find the midpoint of the line segment using the point tool.
3. Using the perpendicular line tool, construct a perpendicular line going through the midpoint of your
line segment. This is called the perpendicular bisector of the line segment.
4. Use the angle measurement tool to verify that the angles measure 90. (You will need to construct a
point using the point tool on the perpendicular line in order to use the angle measurement tool; it
requires three points. Select them in counterclockwise order.)
5. Use the length tool to verify that the line segment has been bisected.
6. Using the extra point you constructed on the perpendicular bisector, measure the distance using the
length tool from that point to each of the endpoints of the line segment. What do you notice?
7. Construct another point on the perpendicular bisector. Repeat step 6: measure the distance from the
new point to the endpoints of the original line segment.
8. Can you make a conjecture about points on the perpendicular bisector?
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