Draw a line segment AB, take a point P below it. Through P draw a line parallel to AB using ruler and compass only.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 29th Nov, 2013, 07:21: AM

Expert Answer:

Steps of constructions:

1. Draw a line AB of any length and take a point P below it.

2. Take any point Q on AB and join PQ.

3. Taking Q as a centre and any small radius draw an arc XY.

4. With same radius and P as a center draw an arc SR which cut PQ at R.

5. Measure the arc XY using compass and with same measure cut another arc from R to S.

6. Join the points PS and extend in both the directions.

7. The drawn line is the required parallel line.

Answered by  | 29th Nov, 2013, 09:21: AM