# Segment Bisectors (Definitions)

- Author:
- Tim Brzezinski

- Topic:
- Geometry, Line Segment, Straight Lines

Interact with the applet below for a few minutes. Then, answer the questions that follow.

*Be sure to move around any***LARGE POINTS**you see!**Questions:**1) From your observations, what can you conclude about the white point (with respect to segment

*AB*?) 2) Each

**brown line**you saw in the applet above is called a

**segment bisector**of segment

*AB*. What does it mean for a line to be a

**segment bisector**? Explain. 3) Each

**green line**you saw in the applet above is said to be a

**line**

**perpendicular**to segment

*AB*. What does it mean for a line to be

**perpendicular**to a segment? Explain. 4) The

**red line**you saw in the applet above is said to be the

**perpendicular bisector**of segment

*AB*. What does it mean for a line to be a

**perpendicular bisector**of segment?

*Note: There should be 2 components (parts) to your definition.*