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Turner
 2 years ago
Help understanding how to construct a circle and a tangent to the circle using a compass and straightedge.
• Draw three random points on your paper.
• Construct the circle through these three points.
• Determine the circle's center.
• Construct a tangent to the circle, using one of the original three points as the point of tangency.
Turner
 2 years ago
Help understanding how to construct a circle and a tangent to the circle using a compass and straightedge. • Draw three random points on your paper. • Construct the circle through these three points. • Determine the circle's center. • Construct a tangent to the circle, using one of the original three points as the point of tangency.

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Mr.Me
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2connect the points to make a triangledw:1353083369461:dw

Mr.Me
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2construct the perpendicular bisectors of each side and find where they intersect this will be the center of your circledw:1353083511618:dw

Mr.Me
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2dw:1353083601083:dw draw the radius from the center to one of your points say point 3 in this case.

Mr.Me
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2your tangent will be perpendicular to the radius at point 3

Turner
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you so so so much! this is exactly what i needed! thank you!
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