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 3 years ago
When constructing a perpendicular bisector, why must the compass opening be greater than one half the length of the segment?
 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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phi
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if the distance is less than 1/2, the 2 circles don't intersect

TuringTest
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0because if the compass length is less than half the length of the segment the two arcs of the compass will never intersect

JamesJ
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Try it for yourself and see.

amistre64
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the 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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