Can someone help me with this Perpendicular Lines problem? This is so confusing.

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Can someone help me with this Perpendicular Lines problem? This is so confusing.

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I'm guessing they want you to use a compass and straight-edge?
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I know how to use it, but this triangle is killing me.
let's say we have this at first |dw:1443494963309:dw|
how would we draw a line through C such that it is perpendicular to AB?
I'd place the compass point below point C and make the arcs on each side, and then above C would make another arc from the other two arcs, then draw a line through the arc with a ruler?..if that even makes sense. .-. I'm sorry.
good, that's the same as drawing a circle with C at its center and making sure this circle crosses the line segment AB at 2 spots something like this maybe |dw:1443495436902:dw|
mark the two intersections as D and E |dw:1443495476253:dw|
let's erase the circle to make things a bit cleaner |dw:1443495536840:dw|
the idea is to construct the perpendicular bisector of segment DE that perpendicular bisector of segment DE will go through C and be perpendicular to AB
That makes sense, but I still don't understand this triangle.
well if we connect A with C and B with C, we get this triangle |dw:1443495742548:dw|
the same idea will apply but now we just have 2 extra segments
So I'll do the same at the other corners?
yes, imagine flipping the triangle so that each side is laying horizontally to do each perpendicular line
So, I'd draw a line down the middle and make the arcs on the triangle corners just like I would with a straight line?
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extend out BC |dw:1443496100352:dw|
Quick question, why does every tutorial I've seen have a perfect looking triangle and mine is all uneven?
draw a circle with center A |dw:1443496133357:dw|
they are most likely using some kind of software to help draw clean lines
I used the line tool on here
mark D and E |dw:1443496190635:dw|
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*draw arcs centered at D and E
then draw a straight line through those arc intersection points |dw:1443496316935:dw|
you'll repeat these steps for AB and AC imagine placing those segments along the horizontal portion
So I'm going to do that for every point on the triangle?
correct
Okay, thank you for all your help!!!
no problem

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