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January 30th, 2009, 01:46 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2009 Posts: 9 Thanks: 0  True or False and WHY?
"If a circle with its centre at the origin has a chord with slope m, the equation of the right bisector of the chord is "y=mx". Is this statement true or false, and can you give me detailed reasons for your answer. I have been re reading my notes and going thru my books and I can not figure this out at all. Can someone help me on this please, and thanks for your reply. Joanne 
January 30th, 2009, 03:08 PM  #2 
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Hi, I really need help on this, can someone please help me, thanks for your time and answer. Need this for this Sunday. Joanne 
January 31st, 2009, 07:28 AM  #3 
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Suppose the chord is (part of) the xaxis, which has slope zero. The right bisector of that chord is the yaxis, which has equation x = 0, not y = 0x, so the statement is false.


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