Books Books The perpendicular is the shortest straight line that can be drawn from a given point to a given straight line; and... Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: With Applications in Mensuration - Page 30
by Charles Davies - 1886 - 324 pages ## Parliamentary Papers, Volume 42

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - Bills, Legislative - 1864 - 700 pages
...joining their point of intersection is bisected at right angles by the line joining their centres. 3. The perpendicular is the shortest line that can be drawn from a given point to a given straight line ; and of any two oblique lines, that which is nearer to the perpendicular is less than... ## A Shorter Geometry

462 pages
...increase again ; and as P moves further and further to the right, OP increases without limit. Since the perpendicular is the shortest line that can be drawn from a given point to a given straight line, it is called the distance of the point from the line. Remember that the distance of... ## A Shorter Geometry

348 pages
...increase again; and as P moves further and further to the right, OP increases without limit. Since the perpendicular is the shortest line that can be drawn from a given point to a given straight line, it is called the distance of the point from the line. Remember that the distance of... ## The Elements of Plane Geometry

Euclid - 1845 - 328 pages
...perpendiculars from the ends of the base of an isosceles triangle to the opposite sides are equal. 43. PROP. 14. The shortest line that can be drawn from a given point to a given straight line is the perpendicular to that line. Let A be the given point, BC the given straight line,... 