__maths__>__Construction / Practical Geometry (basics)__>__Basic Shapes: Lines, Circles, Angles__### Constructing a Line segment of given length

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Which of the following help to construct a line segment of length `6`cm?

- construct a straight line and measure the length using a ruler
- construct a straight line and mark the length on the line using compass
- either one of the above
- either one of the above

The answer is "either one of the above".

**Constructing a line Segment**: Constructing a line can be achieved by one of the two methods.

• Construct a line and mark the length using a ruler.

• Construct a line and measure the length using a compass to mark an arc on the line.

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