This page shows how to construct (draw) the incenter of a triangle with compass and straightedge or ruler. The Incenter of a triangle is the point where all three angle bisectors always intersect, and is the center of the triangle's incircle. See Constructing the incircle of a triangle.

In this construction, we only use two bisectors, as this is sufficient to define the point where they intersect, and we bisect the angles using the method described in Bisecting an Angle. The point where the bisectors cross is the incenter.

The above animation is available as a printable step-by-step instruction sheet, which can be used for making handouts or when a computer is not available.

The image below is the final drawing from the above animation.

Argument | Reason | |
---|---|---|

1 | RC is the bisector of the angle PRQ. | By construction. See Bisecting an angle with compass and straightedge for method and proof. |

2 | QC is the bisector of the angle PQR. | By construction. See Bisecting an angle with compass and straightedge for method and proof. |

3 | C is the incenter of the triangle | The incenter of a triangle is the point where the angle bisectors intersect. See Incenter of a triangle. |

- Q.E.D

- Introduction to constructions
- Copy a line segment
- Sum of n line segments
- Difference of two line segments
- Perpendicular bisector of a line segment
- Perpendicular from a line at a point
- Perpendicular from a line through a point
- Perpendicular from endpoint of a ray
- Divide a segment into n equal parts
- Parallel line through a point (angle copy)
- Parallel line through a point (rhombus)
- Parallel line through a point (translation)

- Bisecting an angle
- Copy an angle
- Construct a 30° angle
- Construct a 45° angle
- Construct a 60° angle
- Construct a 90° angle (right angle)
- Sum of n angles
- Difference of two angles
- Supplementary angle
- Complementary angle
- Constructing 75° 105° 120° 135° 150° angles and more

- Copy a triangle
- Isosceles triangle, given base and side
- Isosceles triangle, given base and altitude
- Isosceles triangle, given leg and apex angle
- Equilateral triangle
- 30-60-90 triangle, given the hypotenuse
- Triangle, given 3 sides (sss)
- Triangle, given one side and adjacent angles (asa)
- Triangle, given two angles and non-included side (aas)
- Triangle, given two sides and included angle (sas)
- Triangle medians
- Triangle midsegment
- Triangle altitude
- Triangle altitude (outside case)

- Right Triangle, given one leg and hypotenuse (HL)
- Right Triangle, given both legs (LL)
- Right Triangle, given hypotenuse and one angle (HA)
- Right Triangle, given one leg and one angle (LA)

- Finding the center of a circle
- Circle given 3 points
- Tangent at a point on the circle
- Tangents through an external point
- Tangents to two circles (external)
- Tangents to two circles (internal)
- Incircle of a triangle
- Focus points of a given ellipse
- Circumcircle of a triangle

- Square given one side
- Square inscribed in a circle
- Hexagon given one side
- Hexagon inscribed in a given circle
- Pentagon inscribed in a given circle

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