Geometry – Construct a Perpendicular to a Point on a Line

By | November 20, 2016

Construct a Perpendicular to a point on a line

In this tutorial the students will learn how to use a compass and a straightedge to construct a perpendicular to a point on a line.

Virginia Standards of Learning(SOL)

SOL G.4

Completing constructions, using a straightedge and compass

The student will construct and justify the constructions of

a) a line segment congruent to a given line segment;

b) the perpendicular bisector of a line segment;

c) a perpendicular to a given line from a point not on the line;

d) a perpendicular to a given line at a given point on the line;

e) the bisector of a given angle,

f) an angle congruent to a given angle; and

g) a line parallel to a given line through a point not on the given line.