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    Question ummm... locus?

    how do you find the locus and what is it???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackenzie25 View Post
    how do you find the locus and what is it???
    Ummm that is a very open ended question. What type of object are you trying to find the locus of?

    Here is a general link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locus_(mathematics))

    Please try to ask specific questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEmptySet View Post
    Ummm that is a very open ended question. What type of object are you trying to find the locus of?

    Here is a general link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locus_(mathematics)

    Please try to ask specific questions
    Adjust the parenthesis in your URL.
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    i'll check that website out, but here's one of the questions.





    The figure above shows two pairs of parallel lines. which choice is the locus of points that are equidistant from all four lines?

    A) The point of intersection of the diagonals of the parallelogram formed by the four lines
    B)Two lines, one equidistant from (a) and (b) and the other equidistant from (c) and (d)
    C) the line equidistant from (a) and (b)
    D) There is no locus that fits the requirements


    I'm not really sure what a locus is and how to go about answering the question....?
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