# Draw a Line Segment Ab = 5.5 Cm. Mark a Point P, Such that Pa = 6 Cm and Pb = 4.8 Cm. from Point P, Draw a Perpendicular to Ab. - Mathematics

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Draw a line segment AB = 5.5 cm. Mark a point P, such that PA = 6 cm and PB = 4.8 cm. From point P, draw a perpendicular to AB.

#### Solution

Step of Construction :

1. Draw a line segment AB = 5.5 cm
2. With A as centre and radius = 6 cm, draw an arc.
3. With B as centre and radius = 4.8 cm draw another arc.
4. Let these arcs meet each other at point P.
PA = 6 cm, PB = 4.8
5. With P as a centre and some suitable radius draw an arc meeting AB at points C and D.
6. With C as centre and radius more than half of CD, draw an arc.
7. With D as a centre and same radius as in step 6, draw an arc.
8. Let these arcs meet each other at point Q.
9. Join PQ.
10. The PQ meet AB at point O.
Then PO ⊥ AB i.e; ∠AOP = 90° = ∠POB.
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Chapter 18: Constructions - Exercise 18 (B) [Page 204]

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Selina Concise Mathematics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 18 Constructions
Exercise 18 (B) | Q 4 | Page 204
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