Asked by: Dwana Llovetscience space and astronomy
How do you construct a perpendicular line segment?
Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020
- Place your compass point on P and swing an arc of any sizethatcrosses the line twice.
- Place the compass point on one of the two locations wherethearc crossed the line and make a small arc belowtheline (on the side where P is not located).
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Consequently, how do you construct a perpendicular bisector of a segment?
The perpendicular bisector of a line segment
- open the compass more than half of the distance between A andB,and scribe arcs of the same radius centered at A and B.
- Call the two points where these two arcs meet C and D. Drawtheline between C and D.
- CD is the perpendicular bisector of the line segment AB.
Also, how do you copy a line segment? Start with a line segment PQ that wewillcopy. Mark a point R that will be one endpoint of thenewline segment. Set the compasses' point on the point P oftheline segment to be copied. Adjust thecompasses'width to the point Q. The compasses' width is now equalto thelength of the line segment PQ.
Similarly, you may ask, how many perpendicular bisectors can be constructed for a line segment?
For every line segment, there isoneperpendicular bisector that passes through themidpoint.There are infinitely many bisectors, but onlyoneperpendicular bisector for anysegment.
How do you construct a perpendicular line with a compass?
- Draw one of the lines and mark two points on it.
- Set a compass to at least half the distance between thetwopoints.
- Use the compass to draw a circle centered around each point.Thecircles should intersect in two points on opposite sides oftheline.
- Draw a line through the two points of intersection.