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adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Hi guys i need help with a mini project (geometry)please help. Ill throw in a fann+testimonial+and medal for the first help me completely thanks :)
adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Hi guys i need help with a mini project (geometry)please help. Ill throw in a fann+testimonial+and medal for the first help me completely thanks :)

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adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@perl i already drew the picture and i did #1 i just dont understand the rest

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes and then i answered #1

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The distance from a point to a line is the length of the line segment which joins the point to the line and is perpendicular to the line.

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so you measure distance from a point to a given line by drawing a perpendicular to the given line through the point

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and then measuring that perpindicular line segment

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait ok so by measuring do you mean like with a ruler or do i measure it with the degrees thing?

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i have no idea what you are talking about

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what i described is the definition of the distance from a point to a line, geometrically

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok but in order to measure it what would i do? because i dont get what your saying... im not very good at this stuff

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1suppose you start with a point P and a line m

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and you want to find the distance between P and line m

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Is the distance between P and line m the length of this line segment? dw:1432845743500:dw

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no, because the distance between a point P and line m is defined as the *shortest* distance between the point and the line.

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and we can find the *shortest* distance by the following construction. draw a perpendicular to line m through P

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1lets call the point where the perpendicular line meets line m , call it T

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1now the distance between point P and line m is the length of PT

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait...im suppose to do this in a circle. so heres my drawing which lines would be p and mdw:1432845934490:dw

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok that makes more sence

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0to which m ? or am i connecting them with the perpendicular through P?

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i think you should look at each one separately

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1remember in the steps, we set the compass from the center to each radius, and marked off a congruent distance

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1and we are folding a line that is perpindicular to the radius, so we can draw that right angle in

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1let's label the other chord a different letter, so we don't get confused

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so it follows that the distance from P to chord n is `a`, and the distance from point P to chord m is `a`

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so is that what i write for #2 or im so confused on how to measure the distance

perl
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1website is extremely laggy for me

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its ok i can email you if thats easier

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ill send it through messages

adajiamcneal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thats what i meant haha

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, they want you to measure the distance from the center of the circle to the chord with a ruler. You should get the same distance for both chords. then they want you to measure the length of each chord. (they should be the same length) then you are supposed to guess that "if chords are the *same* distance from the center of a circle, then those chords will have the same length... i.e. be congruent"
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