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  • one year ago

Emma is debating whether to use a straightedge and compass or a computer drawing program to complete a construction of a square inscribed in a circle. Which method do you think would take the longest to complete the construction and why?

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    please!!

  2. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    your thoughts?

  3. anonymous
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    I think the drawing program

  4. jim_thompson5910
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    that will take the longest?

  5. anonymous
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    yes there are more steps

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i have my notes right next to me

  7. jim_thompson5910
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    so in the lesson, they have the two side by side? the hand drawn vs compute program?

  8. anonymous
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    they two different lessons i have the printed notes from each

  9. anonymous
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    *are

  10. jim_thompson5910
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    I see. So I guess the computer method is longer. I figured that the computer was more accurate and quicker since the computer is doing all the work (crunching the numbers, etc).

  11. jim_thompson5910
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    Plus if you make a mistake, there's always the undo button

  12. anonymous
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    thats what most would think but you still have to draw out the steps and it is more confusing since you cant use a compass or straightedge

  13. jim_thompson5910
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    when they say "computer drawing program", which program specifically are they referring to?

  14. anonymous
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    i have no clue

  15. anonymous
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    it doesnt say

  16. jim_thompson5910
    • one year ago
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    hmm strange. Well if they mean geogebra, then it's relatively easy to construct a square in a circle. Some knowledge about the diagonal of a square is needed beforehand though.

  17. jim_thompson5910
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    but in general, maybe it's tougher so you may be correct

  18. javierpratdesaba
    • one year ago
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    I had this question on an exam once, and my instructor told me that it's more of a personal opinion that has to be supported :)

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    alright thanks!

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