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When constructing a perpendicular bisector, why must the compass opening be greater than one half the length of the segment?
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When constructing a perpendicular bisector, why must the compass opening be greater than one half the length of the segment?
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phiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if the distance is less than 1/2, the 2 circles don't intersect
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TuringTestBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
because if the compass length is less than half the length of the segment the two arcs of the compass will never intersect
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JamesJBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Try it for yourself and see.
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amistre64Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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