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To know clearly about the perpendicular bisectors, we should understand what perpendiculars and bisectors are.

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**Perpendicular lines**When two lines or line segments meet at \(90\) degrees, they are called perpendicular lines.

In the figure given above, the \(\overline{AB}\) and \(\overline{MN}\) meet each other at \(90\) degrees at \(R\).

In other words, \(\overline{AR}\) doesn't need to be equal to \(\overline{RB}\).

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**Bisector**A line that divides another line into two halves is a bisector.

In the figure given above, \(\overline{MN}\) bisects \(\overline{AB}\) at \(R\).

Therefore, \(AR = RB\).

A perpendicular bisector:

A line or a line segment being both perpendicular and acting as a bisector is a perpendicular bisector.

In the figure given above, \(\overline{MN}\) is perpendicular to \(\overline{AB}\), and it also bisects \(\overline{AB}\).

Thus, \(\overline{MN}\) is the perpendicular bisector of \(\overline{AB}\).

Therefore, \(AR = RB\).