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Draw a Line Segment Pq = 4.8 Cm. Construct the Perpendicular Bisector of Pq. - Mathematics

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Draw a line segment PQ = 4.8 cm. Construct the perpendicular bisector of PQ.

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Solution

Steps of Construction :

  1. Draw a line segment PQ = 4.8 cm.
  2. With P as centre and radius equal than half of PQ, draw an arc on both the PQ.
  3. With Q as the centre and the same radius as taken in step 2, draw arcs on both sides of PQ.
  4. Let the arcs intersect each other at point A and B
  5. Join A and B.
  6. The line AB cuts the line segment PQ at the point O. Here OP = OQ and ∠AOQ = 90°. Then the line AB is a perpendicular bisector of PQ.
Concept: Drawing the Perpendicular Bisector of a Line Segment
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Selina Concise Mathematics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 18 Constructions
Exercise 18 (B) | Q 2 | Page 204
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