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RaquelKelli01
 one year ago
Can someone help me with this Perpendicular Lines problem? This is so confusing.
RaquelKelli01
 one year ago
Can someone help me with this Perpendicular Lines problem? This is so confusing.

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jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm guessing they want you to use a compass and straightedge?

raquelkelli01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know how to use it, but this triangle is killing me.

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1let's say we have this at first dw:1443494963309:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1how would we draw a line through C such that it is perpendicular to AB?

raquelkelli01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1good, 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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1mark the two intersections as D and E dw:1443495476253:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1let's erase the circle to make things a bit cleaner dw:1443495536840:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the 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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That makes sense, but I still don't understand this triangle.

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well if we connect A with C and B with C, we get this triangle dw:1443495742548:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the same idea will apply but now we just have 2 extra segments

raquelkelli01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So I'll do the same at the other corners?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes, imagine flipping the triangle so that each side is laying horizontally to do each perpendicular line

raquelkelli01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So, 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
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1443496042024:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1extend out BC dw:1443496100352:dw

raquelkelli01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Quick question, why does every tutorial I've seen have a perfect looking triangle and mine is all uneven?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1draw a circle with center A dw:1443496133357:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1they are most likely using some kind of software to help draw clean lines

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I used the line tool on here

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1mark D and E dw:1443496190635:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1443496208995:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dra w dw:1443496220712:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1*draw arcs centered at D and E

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1then draw a straight line through those arc intersection points dw:1443496316935:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you'll repeat these steps for AB and AC imagine placing those segments along the horizontal portion

raquelkelli01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So I'm going to do that for every point on the triangle?

raquelkelli01
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay, thank you for all your help!!!
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