__maths__>__Construction / Practical Geometry (basics)__>__4 Fundamentals Elements of Practical Geometry__### Constructing an Arc

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Which of the following help to construct an arc at a distance `5`cm from point `A`?

- a protractor
- a compass
- a compass

The answer is "a compass"

What are the points on an arc called?

- collinear points
- equidistant points
- equidistant points

The answer is "equidistant points".

Which of the following is a meaning for the word "equidistant"?

- at equal distance
- at equal distance
- covering a distance on horse

The answer is "at equal distance". The points `P`, `B`, `Q`, and `R` are at the equal distant from the point `A`.

**Constructing an arc** : Measure the distance using a compass and mark the arc at the distance from the point.

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