Copy a Line


Copy a line segment AB.


1.- Draw a line segment longer than AB

     ( see the green line below segment AB )    

2.- On the longer line, label a point that 

      corresponds to point A.

      ( Point C is the beginning of the

      new line. )

3.-  With a compass, measure the 

      length of the segment AB.

4.- Place the tip of the compass at pint C and  

      transfer the length of segment AB to

      the longer line ( see figure ).

     - Label the the last point  ( D ).

     - Segment AB should be of the same

       distance as segment CD. 


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