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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...