Construct Equilateral Triangle

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This example demonstrates how to construct an equilateral triangle using a compass and ruler. An equilateral triangle is a triangle whose sides are of equal length.

Steps

  1. Start by drawing the base of the triangle as a line with two end points.

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  2. Using a compass place the spike of the compass at one point and the drawing tip at the second point and draw an arc upwards.

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  3. Repeat the step above for the other point.

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  4. Draw a dot at the point where the two arcs intersect.

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  5. Draw lines from the new point to the first two points.

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    We have finished constructing an equilateral triangle.