Geometry – Construct a Perpendicular to point not on a line

By | November 19, 2016

Construct a Perpendicular to Point not on a Line

In this tutorial students learn how to use a compass and a straightedge to construct a perpendicular to point not 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.