My Math Forum  

Go Back   My Math Forum > High School Math Forum > Geometry

Geometry Geometry Math Forum


Thanks Tree1Thanks
  • 1 Post By skeeter
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
June 29th, 2018, 10:41 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Joined: Nov 2011

Posts: 209
Thanks: 2

construct

How I construct a midpoint of a segment?
shaharhada is offline  
 
June 29th, 2018, 11:37 AM   #2
Math Team
 
Joined: Jan 2015
From: Alabama

Posts: 3,244
Thanks: 887

Using compasses and straightedge?

That's a pretty standard construction, given in any geometry text. Use the compasses, set to any radius greater than half the length of the segment to strike arcs centered at each of the two endpoints. Those arcs will cross at two points. Use the straight edge to draw the line through the two points. That line is the perpendicular bisector of the line segment.
Country Boy is offline  
June 29th, 2018, 12:19 PM   #3
Math Team
 
Joined: Jul 2011
From: Texas

Posts: 2,756
Thanks: 1407

Thanks from jonah
skeeter is offline  
Reply

  My Math Forum > High School Math Forum > Geometry

Tags
construct



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to construct this argument king.oslo Real Analysis 1 July 7th, 2015 04:31 PM
construct a segment Albert.Teng Geometry 13 June 17th, 2014 07:46 AM
construct a segment Albert.Teng Algebra 2 February 2nd, 2014 07:16 PM
Construct a series silenoi Real Analysis 3 May 9th, 2013 12:14 PM
help to construct a set multiverse Applied Math 0 July 13th, 2010 01:51 AM





Copyright © 2018 My Math Forum. All rights reserved.