Q: What type of segment from a point to a line or plane is the shortest segment from the point to the line or plane?

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. . . is the segment perpendicular to the line.

A perpendicular to the line which passes through the given point.

The length of a line segment that starts at the point and is perpendicular to the original line.

Line, Ray and segment

In plane geometry, the shortest distance between two points is a line. In spherical geometry, the shortest distance between two points is a segment of a great circle. The distance between one point and another is known as the displacement.

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. . . is the segment perpendicular to the line.

A perpendicular to the line which passes through the given point.

A line that is perpendicular to the given line and passes through the given point.

The length of a line segment that starts at the point and is perpendicular to the original line.

None of them since a thread has a finite length and finite width. A point has neither length nor width whereas a line, line segment and ray do not have any width. A plane has infinite length and width. The nearest approximation is a line segment.

Line, Ray and segment

That is correct. The distance from a point C to a line AB is the length of the perpendicular segment drawn from point C to line AB. This forms a right angle, creating a right triangle with the segment as the hypotenuse. The length of this perpendicular segment is the shortest distance from the point to the line.

In plane geometry, the shortest distance between two points is a line. In spherical geometry, the shortest distance between two points is a segment of a great circle. The distance between one point and another is known as the displacement.

In plane geometry, the shortest distance between two points is a line. In spherical geometry, the shortest distance between two points is a segment of a great circle. The distance between one point and another is known as the displacement.

A plane.

If on your paper your answers are point, ray, line segment, or plane i think it will be Plane

Probably three:The point is not on the segment nor the corresponding line,The point is in the line segment,The point is not in the line segment as given but would be if the segment were extended.