| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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,... | |
| William Betz, Harrison Emmett Webb, Percey Franklyn Smith - Geometry, Modern - 1912 - 356 pages
...triangle. What additional construction lines are necessary ? PROPOSITION XI. THEOREM 161. Of all lines **that can be drawn from a given point to a given line,** only one is perpendicular to the given line. Given the line AB, the point C without it, and CD perpendicular... | |
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