The locus of points equidistant from two points, P and Q, is the perpendicular bisector of the line segment determined by the two points.
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Hello, magentarita!
The locus of points equidistant from two points, and
is the perpendicular bisector of the line segment determined by the two points.
We have two points, and , and the line segment joining them.Code:P *-----------* Q
Find a point equidistant from and
. . That is: .Code:A o * * * * * * * * * * P *-----------* Q
Find another point equidistant from andCode:B o * * * * P *-----------* Q
Find another point equidistant from andCode:P *-----------* Q * * o C
If we find all the points equidistant from and (zillions of them),
. . they form the perpendicular bisector of segmentCode:o o o o o o P *-----o-----* Q o o o