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After doing this | Your work should look like this |
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Start with angle PQR that we will bisect. | |
1. Place the compasses' point on the angle's vertex Q. | |
2. Adjust the compasses to a medium wide setting. The exact width is not important. | |
3. Without changing the compasses' width, draw an arc across each leg of the angle. | |
4. The compasses' width can be changed here if desired. Recommended: leave it the same. | |
5. Place the compasses on the point where one arc crosses a leg and draw an arc in the interior of the angle. | |
6. Without changing the compasses setting repeat for the other leg so that the two arcs cross. | |
7. Using a straightedge or ruler, draw a line from the vertex to the point where the arcs cross | |
Done. This is the bisector of the angle ∠PQR. |