Bisecting a Line Segment Using Sticks of Equal Length

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This Demonstration shows a construction of the perpendicular bisector of the segment using sticks of a given length . For this construction, it is necessary that . The dark green sides are all of length . The line is the perpendicular bisector of , and is the midpoint of .

Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (September 2017)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



This Demonstration illustrates the construction of Figure 8.7 in [1, p. 115].


[1] G. E. Martin, Geometric Constructions, New York: Springer, 1998.

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