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You will need to be able to use straight edge and a pair of compasses to carry out constructions. Below, the steps for a standard construction are described
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Summary/Background

constructionsThere are four constructions that you should be able to make using a ruler and compasses
A: the perpendicular bisector of a line
B: an equilateral triangle
C: the midpoint of a line
D: the bisector of an angle


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Glossary

edge

the line connecting two vertices of a graph, also known as arc or line.

perpendicular

one line being at right angles to another.

straight

The type of line produced by a linear equation.

union

The union of two sets A and B is the set containing all the elements of A and B.

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