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The locus of a point which moves so that it is fixed distance from a given rectangle.
Drag points A, B and C around and change the value of the slider.

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Glossary

function

A rule that connects one value in one set with one and only one value in another set.

locus

A set of points that fit a given rule.

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This question appears in the following syllabi:

SyllabusModuleSectionTopic
AQA GCSE (9-1) Foundation (UK)G: Properties and ConstructionsG11: Problem Solving with Coordinate AxesPlotting Loci
CIE IGCSE (9-1) Maths (0626 UK)3 GeometryC3.8 Problem Solving with LociPlotting Loci
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Foundation (UK)G: Properties and ConstructionsG11: Problem Solving with Coordinate AxesPlotting Loci
GCSE Higher (UK)AlgebraGraphsLoci
OCR GCSE (9-1) Foundation (UK)8: Basic Geometry8.01g: x- and y-CoordinatesPlotting Loci
Universal (all site questions)GGraphsLoci