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# Construct a perpendicular bisector from a point to a line

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. In this lesson, we will learn how to construct a perpendicular bisector from a point to a line using a compass, ruler, pencil and paper.

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## Starter quiz

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### 3 Questions

Q1.
What is a perpendicular bisector?
a) A straight line which is parallel to another line
b) A straight line which intersects another straight line at any point
Correct answer: c) A straight line which intersects another straight line through the midpoint
Q2.
A
C
Q3.
Which of these is the correct first step to create a perpendicular bisector?
Correct answer: a) Set the compass to more than half of the length of the line
b) Set the compass to less than half of the length of the line
c) Set the compass to a quarter of the length of the line

## Exit quiz

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### 3 Questions

Q1.
What is a perpendicular bisector?
a) A straight line which is parallel to another line
b) A straight line which intersects another straight line at any point
Correct answer: c) A straight line which intersects another straight line through the midpoint
Q2.
A
C
Q3.