Bisect Line

bisect line finish

This examples shows how to divide a line into two equal parts using a compass and ruler.

Steps

  1. Start with a line with two end points.

    bisect line step 1

  2. Draw an arc outward with a radius equal to the distance between the two points.

    bisect line step 2

  3. Repeat this process with the other point. Label the two points where the arcs intersect.

    bisect line step 3

  4. Draw a line between the two points and label where the line intersects the original line.

    bisect line step 4

    We have finished dividing the line into two equal parts.

    bisect line finish