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Parallel lines m and n are located 10 meters apart. How many points are equidistant from m and n and are also 5 meters from Point C?

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  1. anonymous
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    ----------------------------------------------------------- m ------------------------------------------------------------ line p 5 meters from m ------------------------------------------------------------ n, 10 meters from m

  2. anonymous
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    all the points on line p are equidistant from bot m and n agreed?

  3. anonymous
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    ye

  4. anonymous
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    yes**

  5. anonymous
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    so, if the point C is on line p, then there are two points 5 meters on either side of C on line P, which are equidistant from both m and n But if C is anywhere else except on the line P, there is only one point on line p which is 5 meters from C which is equidistant from both m and n

  6. anonymous
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    okay..

  7. anonymous
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    C ------------------------------- line m ------------------------------- line p ------------------------------ line n C If C is either above line m or below line n, then it cannot be 5 meters away from line p. Do you understand how I made that assumption?

  8. anonymous
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    you see it's m---------------- n-------POINT C---- thats how it looks on my page

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    so in your problem, you have a figure attached to the problem? Point C is on line n is it?

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    yes

  11. anonymous
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    then there is only one point on line P which is 5 meters from point c. So if you draw a perpendicular line from line n to line p, the length of the perpendicular line will be 5 meters. The point where the perpendicular intersects line p is the only point which is 5 meters away from point c and also equidistant from both line m and line n

  12. anonymous
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    i'm sorry i don't understand:[ because there is no line p..

  13. anonymous
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    look at my drawing

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    okay

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    line p is in the middle of line m and line n correct? so all the points on line p are equidistant from line m and line n. are you with me so far?

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    yes

  17. anonymous
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    but we need to find out how many points are both equidistant from line m and n AND are 5 meters away. so what should you do to find out all the points 5 meters away from point c?

  18. anonymous
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    i was going to say distance formula..but thats wrong.

  19. anonymous
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    midpoint is wrong too...

  20. anonymous
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    Just tell me how you will find out all the points at a distance 5 meters from a point C.

  21. anonymous
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    Okay, can you tell me something you notice immediately about a circle?

  22. anonymous
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    http://www.dabbleboard.com/draw?b=Guest647186&i=3&c=35b82f7220eccd30893c4da4cc6e5786d86b987e Join me there so I can explain better.

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