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The locus of a point which is equidistant from the line PQ forms a


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The locus of a point which is equidistant from the line PQ forms a

Options

A) circle centre P

B) pair of parallel lines each opposite to PQ

C) circle centre Q

D) perpendicular line to PQ

The correct answer is D.

Explanation:

The locus of points at a fixed distance from the point P is a circle with the given P at its centre.
The locus of points at a fixed distance from the point Q is a circle with the given point Q at its centre
The locus of points equidistant from two points P and Q i.e line PQ is the perpendicular bisector of the segment determined by the points
Hence, The locus of a point which is equidistant from the line PQ forms a perpendicular line to PQ

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  • The locus of points at a fixed distance from the point P is a circle with the given P at its centre.
    The locus of points at a fixed distance from the point Q is a circle with the given point Q at its centre
    The locus of points equidistant from two points P and Q i.e line PQ is the perpendicular bisector of the segment determined by the points
    Hence, The locus of a point which is equidistant from the line PQ forms a perpendicular line to PQ

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