In this video you will learn how to create a perpendicular line through a point off the line using a compass.
Perpendicular Line Through a Point off the Line: A perpendicular line that cuts through a given point, forming right angles according to the given line.
- Use a compass to draw an arc with one end of the compass on the given point and goes past the given line.
- At one intersection, make an arc that goes beyond the given point.
- Do the same at the other intersection without changing the radius.
- Draw a straight line that cuts where the two arcs intersect and the given point, which is the perpendicular line that goes through a point off a line.