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 ## Basic Mathematics for Television and Radio

George Frederick Maedel - Mathematics - 1953 - 424 pages ## Practical Geometry

Thomas Tate (Mathematical Master, Training College, Battersea.) - 1860 - 404 pages
...increase again; and as P moves further and further to the right, 0 P 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... ## 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

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...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,... ## British Almanac and Companion, Volume 22

Almanacs, English - 1849 - 370 pages ## Plane Geometry

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... ## Annual Report

1891 - 856 pages 