Before I answer the question in the title, we need to do some revisions: This is what you do when you solve a quadratic equation like : Solution: => (x-5)(x+2)=0 => If x-5 = 0, then x = 5; if x+2 = 0, then x =-2. The solution is x=5 or x=-2. If you graph…

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What is a perpendicular bisector? A perpendicular bisector of a line segment is a line that makes a 90-degree angle (a right angle) at the midpoint of a segment. In the figure, line b is the perpendicular bisector of line segment AB at C. This implies AC=CB and the measure of the angles at C…

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ABCD is a square and G is a point on its diagonal. Obviously, the two colored rectangles have equal area: ab. What about in the figure below? Problem: ACDB is a rectangle. E is a point on the diagonal. Which rectangle has a bigger area? GEIA or FEHD? Answer The diagonal divides a rectangle…

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What is the Distributive Property? The distributive property (aka distributive law) is a property of real numbers which says that the product of a number say a and the sum (or difference) of two numbers say b and c, is equal to the sum (or difference) of the product of a and b and a…

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