Perpendicular Lines

Perpendicular Lines

What Are Perpendicular Lines?

In geometry, a branch of mathematics, perpendicular lines are defined as two lines that meet or intersect each other at right angles (90°). 

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Give your children opportunities to observe perpendicular lines in objects or places around them, such as a tall tree on the ground, an electric pole on the pavement, railway intersection, corner of two adjacent walls and high buildings. (Source: www.splashlearn.com)

What Is Perpendicular

The two lines are intersecting each other at an acute angle. So, they are not perpendicular. 

Perpendicular Line

Perpendicular lines are formed when two lines meet each other at the right angle or 90 degrees. This property of lines is said to be perpendicularity. In this article, we are going to discuss what is perpendicular, the properties of perpendicular lines, the difference between perpendicular and parallel lines, and many solved examples in detail. (Source: byjus.com)

What Is Perpendicular?

byjus.com)In Mathematics, a perpendicular is defined as a straight line that makes the right angle (90 degrees) with the other line. In other words, if two lines intersect each other at the right angle, then the lines are perpendicular to each other. Now, consider the below figure. The line PQ and RS intersect each other at right angles and hence we can say that the lines PQ and RS are perpendicular to each other. 

What Is a Perpendicular Line?

The perpendicular lines are two lines that intersect each other and the angle formed between the two lines should be equal to 90 degrees (right angle). Consider the above-given figure, the line PQ and RS forms a right angle when the lines intersect at a point. Hence, the lines are perpendicular to each other and mathematically it is represented as PQ ⊥ RS. (Source: byjus.com)

Perpendicular lines, in math, are two lines that intersect each other and the angle between them is 90°. If two lines \(\overline{AB}\) and \(\overline{CD}\) are perpendicular to each other, we represent it using the notation \( \mathbf{ \overline{AB} \perp \overline{CD}}\).

What Are Parallel Lines?

In contradiction to perpendicular lines, in Geometry, we have parallel lines, which are parallel to each other and do not meet at any point. 

Perpendicular - Properties, Examples

Perpendicular lines are the two distinct lines that intersect at each other at 90°. Have you noticed anything common between the joining corners of your walls, or the letter "L"? They are the straight lines known as perpendicular lines that meet each other at a specific angle - the right angle. (Source: www.cuemath.com)



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