Let’s take an example

 

Draw a line segment of length 5 cm

Let’s follow these steps

 

  1. Draw a line l
    mark point A on it

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  1. Since length is 5 cm,
    we measure 5 cm using ruler and compass
    Drawing a line segment if length is given - Part 2
  2. Now keeping compass opened the same length.

    We keep pointed end at point A,

    and draw an arc on line l

    Drawing a line segment if length is given - Part 3

     

    So, the required line segment is (AB) = 5 cm
  1. Chapter 14 Class 6 Practical Geometry
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Davneet Singh is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 10 years. He provides courses for Maths and Science at Teachoo.