   Chapter 7.1, Problem 39E Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

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Chapter
Section Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

In Exercises 39 and 42, refer to the line segments shown.Construct an isosceles right triangle that has hypotenuse A B - . To determine

To construct:

The isosceles triangle that has hypotenuse AB-.

Explanation

Procedure:

An angle inscribed in a semicircle is a right angle triangle.

Construct a circle whose diameter is the midpoint M of the hypotenuse and whose radius equals one-half of the length of the hypotenuse.

1. Construct a line segment AB-.

2. Locate the midpoint M.

3. Draw a line MC perpendicular to the line AB-.

3. Take M as center and MA or MB as radius draw a circle and locate the point C

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