Suppose we are given line segment (AB) 



We need to draw its copy


Let’s follow these steps



Draw a line l

mark point P on it



  1. Measure line segment (AB) using compass


3. Now keeping compass opened the same length.

    We keep pointed end at point P,

    and draw an arc on line l



So, the required line segment is PQ

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