__maths__>__Construction / Practical Geometry (basics)__>__Basic Shapes: Lines, Circles, Angles__### Construction Line Segment by Copying

In this page, a short and to-the-point overview of constructing a line by copying another line is provided.

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A line segment `bar(PQ)` is given. Which of the following help to copy a line segment `bar(PQ)`?

- a compass to measure the length of given line segment
- a compass to measure the length of given line segment
- a set square to construct a parallel line

The answer is "a compass to measure the length of given line segment"

**Copying a line segment** : Copy the length of the given line in a compass and construct an arc on a line.

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