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**How to construct the perpendicular bisector of a segment?**

**Perpendicular Bisector**

When looking at a line segment, there is only one line that will pass through the midpoint that will be a constant distance between the two endpoints. This line is called the perpendicular bisector. It helps us locate the midpoint of a line segment and constructs a 90° angle.

To construct the perpendicular bisector, we first find the midpoint of the line segment and then use a compass and straightedge to draw the perpendicular line.
**Bisect a Line Segment**

**Constructing a perpendicular bisector**

Using a straight edge and a compass to bisect a segment
**Bisect a Segment**

Shows how to bisect a line segment using only a compass and straightedge.

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More Lessons for High School Regents Exam

Math Worksheets

Examples and solutions for High School Math based on the topics required for the Regents Exam conducted by NYSED.

When looking at a line segment, there is only one line that will pass through the midpoint that will be a constant distance between the two endpoints. This line is called the perpendicular bisector. It helps us locate the midpoint of a line segment and constructs a 90° angle.

To construct the perpendicular bisector, we first find the midpoint of the line segment and then use a compass and straightedge to draw the perpendicular line.

Using a straight edge and a compass to bisect a segment

Shows how to bisect a line segment using only a compass and straightedge.

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You can use the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice Algebra or other math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.

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