Draw any line segment AB. Mark any point P on it. Through P, draw a perpendicular to AB. ( Use ruler and compasses only)

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:



1. Draw a line segment AB of any length and mark a point P on it.

2. Taking P as centre and any radius draw two arcs one on left side of P and other on right side of P, which cut AB at Q and R.

3. Taking Q and R as a centre draw two arcs and let them intersect at S.

4. Join PS.

5. PS is the required perpendicular of AB.

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM