Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free loci worksheet of 35 questions and answers
A locus is a set of points that follow a certain rule. To be able to draw loci we need to be confident with a number of constructions which can be drawn using a ruler and a pair of compasses. These include an angle bisector, the perpendicular bisector of a line and the perpendicular to a line at a given point.
We might, for example, be asked to draw the locus of points equidistant from the two points a and b. The loci would be the perpendicular bisector of the line segment between a and b. To bisect the straight line ab, we would use a pair of compasses and a ruler and follow the method for constructing a perpendicular bisector. It is important to leave all construction lines visible when drawing constructions so that your method is clear.
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