Segment BisectorDefinition of Segment Bisector
A Segment Bisector is a line or a ray or a segment that divides a line segment into twoequal parts.
More about Segment Bisector
A segment bisector always passes through the midpoint of a line segment.
If a segment bisector crosses the segment at 900, then it is called as perpendicularbisector of the segment.
Example of Segment Bisector
In the given figure, the line segment DE is the bisector of the segment AC as itintersects the line segment AC at its midpoint B.
Solved Example on Segment Bisector
What is the length of AB, if line
is the segment bisector and AO = 6 units?
divides AB into two equal parts and O is the midpoint of AB.[As the segment bisector passes through the midpoint of the segment.]
AB = 2(AO) = 2(6) = 12 [Substitute AO = 6.]
So, the length of AB is 12 units.
Angle BisectorsDefinition of Angle Bisector
Angle Bisector is a ray that divides an angle into two equal parts.
More about Angle Bisector
Angle bisector is also called the internal angle bisector.
Angle bisectors of a triangle intersect at a point called incenter of the triangle.
A line or a line segment can also be an angle bisector at times. For example, the anglebisectors of polygons are line segments.
Examples of Angle Bisector