Perpendicular lines - Examples, Exercises and Solutions

Perpendicular lines are vertical lines that form a right angle between them, that is, an angle of 90° 90° degrees.
Perpendicular lines appear in many geometric shapes, such as a rectangle, a square, a right triangle, and others. 

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Practice Perpendicular lines

Exercise #1

Which lines are perpendicular to each other?

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Let's remember that perpendicular lines are lines that form an angle of 90 degrees between them.

In each of the answers, we will draw the letter T at the point of intersection of the lines.

Let's examine figure A:

We notice that the lines do form a right angle and the lines are perpendicular to each other.

Let's examine figure B:

We notice that the lines do not meet and do not form any angle; therefore, they are parallel lines and not perpendicular.

Answer

Exercise #2

Which of the lines are perpendicular to each other?

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Let's remember that perpendicular lines are lines that form a right angle of 90 degrees between them.

In each of the answers, we will draw the letter T at the point of intersection of the lines.

Let's examine figure A:

We will notice that the lines do not form a right angle, and therefore are not perpendicular.

Let's examine figure B:

The lines do indeed form a 90-degree angle and are therefore perpendicular.

Let's examine figure C:

We notice that the lines do not form a right angle, and therefore are not perpendicular.

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Exercise #3

Which lines are perpendicular to each other?

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Let's remember that perpendicular lines are lines that form a right angle of 90 degrees between them.

The only drawing where it can be seen that the lines form a right angle of 90 degrees between them is drawing A.

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Exercise #4

Which of the diagrams shows perpendicular lines?

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Let's remember that perpendicular lines form a 90-degree angle between them.

To check if the lines form a 90-degree angle, for each of the drawings a T is drawn at the intersecting point of the lines.

Let's examine figure A:

Note that the lines do not form a right angle.

Let's examine figure B:

We notice that the lines form a 90-degree angle and therefore are perpendicular.

Let's examine figure C:

Note that the lines do not form a right angle.

Let's examine figure D:

Note that the lines do not form a right angle.

Answer

Exercise #5

Which of these lines are perpendicular to each other?

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Let's remember that perpendicular lines form a 90-degree angle.

In each of the answers, we will draw the letter T at the intersection point of the lines.

Let's examine figure A:

We notice that the lines do not form a right angle and therefore are not perpendicular.

Let's examine figure B:

We notice that the lines do not form a right angle and therefore are not perpendicular.

Let's examine figure C:

We notice that the lines do not form a right angle and therefore are not perpendicular.

Let's examine figure D:

We notice that the lines do form a right angle therefore are perpendicular lines.

Answer

Exercise #1

Which lines are perpendicular to each other?

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Let's remember that perpendicular lines form a 90-degree angle with each other.

To check if the lines form a 90-degree angle, we will draw a T at each intersection as follows:

1234We notice that in each of the four drawings, the lines form a 90-degree angle.

Therefore all are correct as all the lines are perpendicular to each other.

Answer

All answers are correct.

Exercise #2

What can be said about the lines shown below?

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Let's remember the different properties of lines.

The lines are not parallel since they intersect.

The lines are not perpendicular since they do not form a right angle of 90 degrees between them.

Therefore, no answer is correct.

Answer

None of the above.

Exercise #3

What do the four figures below have in common?

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Answer

All parallel

Exercise #4

Which of the figures shows parallel lines?

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Parallel lines are lines that, if extended, will never meet.

In the drawings A+B+D if we extend the lines we will see that at a certain point they come together.

In drawing C, the lines will never meet, therefore they are parallel lines.

Answer

Exercise #5

Which figure shows perpendicular lines?

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Perpendicular lines are lines that form a right angle between them.

In the drawings A+C+D, you can see that the angles formed are not right angles.

It is possible to point out a right angle in drawing B.

Answer

Exercise #1

Which of the figures show perpendicular lines?

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Perpendicular lines are lines that form a right angle of 90 degrees between them.

It can be observed that in figures 1 and 3, the angles formed by the lines between them are right angles of 90 degrees.

Answer

1 and 3

Exercise #2

Which lines are perpendicular to each other?

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Perpendicular lines are lines that form a right angle of 90 degrees between them.

The only drawing where the lines form a right angle of 90 degrees between them is drawing A.

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Exercise #3

What do the four figures have in common?

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Remember that perpendicular lines form a 90-degree angle between them.

Parallel lines are lines that never intersect and do not form any angle between them.

To be able to examine the lines, a line will be drawn at each end of the line, as follows:

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We notice that from the drawings it seems that all the lines do not form any angle between them, this is because they do not meet each other.

Therefore, all figures show parallel lines.

Answer

All show parallel lines.

Exercise #4

How many pairs of perpendicular lines are there in the diagram?

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Let's remember that perpendicular lines form a right angle of 90 degrees between them.

The right angles we have in the drawing are:

FAB,CDE FAB,CDE

The lines that create the angle FAB are: FA + AB

The lines that create the angle CDE are: CD + DE

Since we have 2 angles marked in the diagram, we therefore also have 2 pairs of perpendicular lines.

Answer

2

Exercise #5

Given the figure in which all sides are perpendicular to each other, is there any angle in the drawing that is not equal to 90 degrees?

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Let's remember that perpendicular sides create a 90-degree angle between them.

We will draw a 90-degree angle at each intersection of the sides as follows:

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Answer

False

Topics learned in later sections

  1. Angles In Parallel Lines