   Chapter 2.1, Problem 34E ### Elementary Geometry for College St...

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Daniel C. Alexander + 1 other
ISBN: 9781285195698

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Section ### Elementary Geometry for College St...

6th Edition
Daniel C. Alexander + 1 other
ISBN: 9781285195698
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# Given: Triangle M N Q with obtuse ∠ M N Q Construct: N E ¯ ⊥ M Q ¯ , with E on M Q ¯ . Exercise 36, 37

To determine

To construct:

The perpendicular line on the given line.

Explanation

Given:

Triangle MNQ with obtuse MNQ.

The give line is MQ¯.

The given figure is,

Approach:

The given figure is,

Figure (1)

Use compass to make an arc from N that intersect MQ at point A and B as shown in figure (2).

Figure (2)

With A and B as center mark two arcs equal radii NB to intersect at point L as shown in figure (3)

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