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lilyrose33 Group Title

my geometry book says: Construct a square with sides of length MN. How do I do it? Do I use my compass?

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  1. lilyrose33 Group Title
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    my geometry book says: Construct a square with sides of length MN. How do I do it? Do I use my compass?

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  2. OpenSessame Group Title
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    |dw:1377663865625:dw|

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  3. lilyrose33 Group Title
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    is it that easy?

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    I believe so...

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    |dw:1377663929553:dw| start with the solid line, draw the circle and the dashed line then you have a straight line with length 2MN. Find the perpendicular bisector.

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    Okay NM that guy knows what hes doing!

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    |dw:1377664027917:dw| continue the perpendicular bisector out to the edge of the first circle you drew so it has a length of MN

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    do you see what to do next?

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  9. lilyrose33 Group Title
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    i think so...actually i am not sure. could you please help me with the next step?

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  10. Peter14 Group Title
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    tell me what you would do next, then I'll tell you if you're right

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  11. lilyrose33 Group Title
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    do you have to construct another circle to make an intersection to make a point? I felt like that made no sense...^_^

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    in the first drawing I did or the second drawing I did?

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  13. lilyrose33 Group Title
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    um the second?

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    to find the perpendicular bisector you will have to construct two more arcs, but the circle you continue the line to is already there.

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    thats what i was thinking. could you show me how to do that?

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    how to construct a perpendicular bisector?

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  17. lilyrose33 Group Title
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    yes please

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  18. Peter14 Group Title
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    http://www.mathopenref.com/constperplinepoint.html constructing a perpendicular bisector of a line through a point on the line

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    do you understand that?

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    @lilyrose33

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    yes i did it thank you for all your help

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    @Peter14

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    you're welcome

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    mad u cam make a square sing compass but u will hv to be effiecient to making angles of 90 digree

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    I'm sorry @khurramshahzad, I don't understand what you just said

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  26. khurramshahzad Group Title
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    oh man i just said in short words what ever u explained above....... taking a just said to make 90 digree angle with efficiancy .. nothing more .... he said compass

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  27. khurramshahzad Group Title
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    compass can help him showing east west north south on 90 digree angle :P

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