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Excalibur0126
 one year ago
When constructing a perpendicular bisector, why must the compass opening be greater than 1/2 the length of the segment?
Excalibur0126
 one year ago
When constructing a perpendicular bisector, why must the compass opening be greater than 1/2 the length of the segment?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if the distance is less than 1/2, the 2 circles don't intersect because if the compass length is less than half the length of the segment the two arcs of the compass will never intersect. Try it for yourself and see what happens.

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i would say it doesnt have to be ...

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if the compass length is less then 1/2, then you simply move the compass to the places where the arcs cross the segment, and rescribe.

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0eventually, the arcs will cross each other ...
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