# Math's: Lines and Angles: Locus of a Point under Some of the Conditions

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## Locus- Meaning

• Locus is a figure that shows the path traced by a point (or a very small particle) moving under certain conditions.

• For example, in the game of cricket, when a player hits the ball, it describes a path, before being caught or touching the ground. The path described will be known as Locus.

## Locus of a Point under Some of the Conditions

Given two parallel lines and , also a particle between them equidistant from both the lines. If the particle moves so that it is equidistant from both the lines, then the path traced by will be a line parallel to both the lines and exactly in the middle of them as shown in the following figure.

Given a fixed point and a point at a fixed distance . If the point moves in a plane so that it is always at a constant distance from the fixed point , then the path of the moving point will be a circle as shown in the following figure.

• The locus of a point equidistant from two given points is the perpendicular bisector of the line segment joining the two points.

• Thus, if we have two given points and and we have to find the locus of a point such that , then the locus of will be divides into two equal parts . Also . That is is perpendicular bisector of .