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|After doing this||Your work should look like this|
|Start with a line PQ and a point R off the line.|
|1. Draw a transverse line through R and across the line PQ at an angle, forming the point J where it intersects the line PQ. The exact angle is not important.|
|2. With the compasses' width set to about half the distance between R and J, place the point on J, and draw an arc across both lines.|
|3. Without adjusting the compasses' width, move the compasses to R and draw a similar arc to the one in step 2.|
|4. Set compasses' width to the distance where the lower arc crosses the two lines.|
|5. Move the compasses to where the upper arc crosses the transverse line and draw an arc across the upper arc, forming point S.|
|6. Draw a straight line through points R and S.|
|Done. The line RS is parallel to the line PQ|