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Thought-Process to Discover Knowledge

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Books and other education websites provide "matter-of-fact" knowledge. Instead, nubtrek provides a thought-process to discover knowledge.

In each of the topic, the outline of the thought-process, for that topic, is provided for learners and educators.

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In this page, a short and to-the-point overview of constructing a perpendicular to a point not on a line is provided.

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Which of the following can help to construct a perpendicular to a line through a point outside the line?

  • a set Square
  • a compass
  • a compass
  • one of the above

The answer is "One of the above : set square or compass"

Perpendicular to a Point : Use the perpendicular edges of a set square, one edge on the given line and the other edge on the given point. Construct a line along the other perpendicular edge.perpendicular using set squares

Perpendicular to a Point : Use a compass to mark points `L` and `M` on the line that are in equal distance from the given point `P`. Construct the perpendicular bisector of `bar(LM)`.perpendicular using compass

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