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In Each of the Following, Draw Perpendicular Through Point P to the Line Segment Ab : - Mathematics

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In each of the following, draw perpendicular through point P to the line segment AB :

(i)

(ii)

(iii)

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Solution

(i) Steps of Construction :

  1. With P as a centre, draw an arc of a suitable radius which cuts AB at points C and D.
  2. With C and D as centres, draw arcs of equal radii and let these arcs intersect each other at point Q.
    [The radius of these arcs must be more than half of CD and both the arcs must be drawn on the other side]
  3. Join P and Q
  4. Let PQ cut AB at the point O.
    Thus, OP is the required perpendicular clearly, ∠AOP = ∠BOP = 90°

(ii) Steps of Construction :

  1. With P as a centre, draw an arc of any suitable radius which cuts AB at points C and D.
  2. With C and D as centres, draw arcs of equal radii. Which intersect each other at point A.
    [This radius must be more than half of CD and let these arc intersect each other at the point 0]
  3. Join P and O. Then OP is the required perpendicular.
    ∠OPA = ∠OPB = 90°

(iii) Steps of Construction :

  1. With P as a centre, draw an arc of any suitable radius which cuts AB at points C and D.
  2. With C and D as a centre, draw arcs of equal radii
    [The radius of these arcs must be more than half of CD and both the arcs must be drawn on the other side.]
    and let these arcs intersect each other at the point Q.
  3. Join Q and P. Let QP cut AB at the point O. Then OP is the required perpendicular.
    Clearly, ∠AOP = ∠BOP = 90°
Concept: Drawing the Perpendicular Bisector of a Line Segment
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Selina Concise Mathematics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 18 Constructions
Exercise 18 (B) | Q 3 | Page 204
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