

Bisector of a Line 

Bisector of a Line
Definition of Bisector of a Line
 A line that cuts another line segment into two equal parts is called the Bisector of that line segment.
More about Bisector of a Line
 The right bisector of a line segment is a line that intersects the line segment at its midpoint at 90 angle.
Example of Bisector of a Line
 In the above figure, line l is the bisector of at M.
Solved Example on Bisector of a Line
What is the length of AB, if line l is the segment bisector and AO = 6 units?
Choices:
A. 13 units
B. 6 units
C. 12 units
D. 14 units
Correct Answer: C
Solution:
Step 1: Line l divides AB into two equal parts and O is the midpoint of AB.
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Step 2: AB = 2(AO) = 2(6) units = 12 units ????????? [Substitute AO = 6.]
Step 3: The length of AB is 12 units.
Related Terms for Bisector of a Line
 Bisector
 Line
 Line Segment
 Midpoint
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