compass and straightedge construction of square
One can construct a square with sides of a given length using compass and straightedge as follows:
Extend the line segment past .
Erect the perpendicular to at .
Using the line drawn in the previous step, mark off a line segment of length such that one of its endpoints is . Label the other endpoint as .
Draw an arc of the circle with center and radius .
Draw an arc of the circle with center and radius to find the point where it intersects the arc from the previous step such that .
Draw the square .
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|Title||compass and straightedge construction of square|
|Date of creation||2013-03-22 17:19:13|
|Last modified on||2013-03-22 17:19:13|
|Last modified by||Wkbj79 (1863)|