# Bisectrix

*of an angle*

The half-line (ray) issuing from the apex of the angle and bisecting it. In other words, the bisectrix of an angle is the set of points located inside the angle and equally distant from both of its sides. A bisectrix of a triangle is the segment (and also its length) of the bisectrix of an internal angle of the triangle from the apex to the point of intersection with the opposite side. A bisectrix of a triangle divides a side of the triangle into segments that are proportional to the adjacent sides. The bisectrices of a triangle intersect at one point, which is the centre of the inscribed circle in the triangle. The quadruple of points , consisting of two apices of the triangle , the point of intersection of the bisectrix of the angle with , and the point of intersection of the bisectrix of the external angle with forms a harmonic quadruple of points.

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