RaquelKelli01
  • RaquelKelli01
Can someone help me with this Perpendicular Lines problem? This is so confusing.
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jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
I'm guessing they want you to use a compass and straight-edge?
RaquelKelli01
  • RaquelKelli01
Yes.

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RaquelKelli01
  • RaquelKelli01
I know how to use it, but this triangle is killing me.
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
let's say we have this at first |dw:1443494963309:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
how would we draw a line through C such that it is perpendicular to AB?
RaquelKelli01
  • RaquelKelli01
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.
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
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|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
mark the two intersections as D and E |dw:1443495476253:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
let's erase the circle to make things a bit cleaner |dw:1443495536840:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
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
RaquelKelli01
  • RaquelKelli01
That makes sense, but I still don't understand this triangle.
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
well if we connect A with C and B with C, we get this triangle |dw:1443495742548:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
the same idea will apply but now we just have 2 extra segments
RaquelKelli01
  • RaquelKelli01
So I'll do the same at the other corners?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
yes, imagine flipping the triangle so that each side is laying horizontally to do each perpendicular line
RaquelKelli01
  • RaquelKelli01
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?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
|dw:1443496042024:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
extend out BC |dw:1443496100352:dw|
RaquelKelli01
  • RaquelKelli01
Quick question, why does every tutorial I've seen have a perfect looking triangle and mine is all uneven?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
draw a circle with center A |dw:1443496133357:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
they are most likely using some kind of software to help draw clean lines
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
I used the line tool on here
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
mark D and E |dw:1443496190635:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
|dw:1443496208995:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
dra w |dw:1443496220712:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
*draw arcs centered at D and E
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
then draw a straight line through those arc intersection points |dw:1443496316935:dw|
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
you'll repeat these steps for AB and AC imagine placing those segments along the horizontal portion
RaquelKelli01
  • RaquelKelli01
So I'm going to do that for every point on the triangle?
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
correct
RaquelKelli01
  • RaquelKelli01
Okay, thank you for all your help!!!
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
no problem

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