homework problem "perp"
Given points A, B, and D not on line AB, construct the circle with center B
and radius BD, and the circle with center A and radius AD. These circles
intersect at D and another point E.
Prove that the line DE is perpendicular to line AB.
You can use axioms, the theorem that a triangle is isosceles if and only if
the base angles are congruent, theorems about supplementary angles, vertical
angles, and the triangle congruence theorems (SAS, ASA, AAS, and SSS).
Don't (directly) use theorems about medians and altitudes in special
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