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sk8erkid17

  • 3 years ago

When constructing a perpendicular bisector, why must the compass opening be greater than one half the length of the segment?

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  1. phi
    • 3 years ago
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  2. phi
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    if the distance is less than 1/2, the 2 circles don't intersect

  3. TuringTest
    • 3 years ago
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    because if the compass length is less than half the length of the segment the two arcs of the compass will never intersect

  4. JamesJ
    • 3 years ago
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    Try it for yourself and see.

  5. amistre64
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    the compass length does not NEED to be greater than one half the length of a segment. but by having it so, it takes less time to do it.

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