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Homework Help: Speed along the sides of the anngle of their points of intersection with the ruler?

  1. Mar 28, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A right-angle is drawn on a sheet of paper. A ruler , which always remains perpendicular to the bisectrix of this angle moves over the paper with a speed 10cm/sec. The ends of the ruler intersect the sides of the angle. What are the speeds along the sides of the angle of their points of intersection with the ruler?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I'm not asking anyone to give me a solutions I am just having difficulty picturing the physical scenario described in the question
    1) Am I right to assume it means a right angle with legs parallel to the sides of the paper?
    2) I don't understand what bisectrix means if not bisector and if so then how is the ruler perpendicular to the bisectrix and what is the bisectrix?
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  3. Mar 28, 2012 #2


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    hi teddyayalew! :smile:

    bisector and bisectrix are the same, bisectrix is the female version, and apparently lines are feminine!
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