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Draw a triangle. Construct its circumscribed circle.

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To draw:

The triangle constructs its circumscribed circle.

Explanation

Procedure used:

STEP 1: We start with the triangle ABC.

STEP 2: Construct the bisector of the line segment AB. Place the compasses on one end of the line segment. Set the compasses width to an approximately two thirds the line length. Without changing the compasses width, draw an arc above and below the line.

STEP 3: Again without changing the compasses width, place the compasses point on the other end of the line. Draw an arc above and below the line so that the arcs cross the first two.

STEP 4: Using a straightedge, draw a line between the points where the arcs intersect. This line is perpendicular to the first line and bisects it.

STEP 5: In the same manner, draw Construct the bisector of the line segment AC.

STEP 6: The point where these two perpendiculars intersect is the obtuse triangle's circumcenter.

STEP 7: Place the compasses point on the intersection of the perpendiculars and set the compasses width to one of the points A or B or C. Draw a circle that will pass through all three vertices. The circle drawn is the triangle's circumcircle.

Given:

Draw a triangle. Construct its circumscribed circle.

Clarification:

STEP 1: We start with the triangle A, B, C.

STEP 2: Construct the bisector of the line segment AB. Place the compasses on B end of the line segment. Set the compasses width to an approximately two thirds the line length. Without changing the compasses width, draw an arc above and below the line

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