How do we construct the perpendicular bisector of a segment to find its midpoint?

Answer 1

Please see below.

The following way constructs the perpendicular bisector and also finds the midpoint of the given line segment.

Let us consider the line segment #AB#.

Now open a compass so that distance between tip of the needle and pencil tip is more than half the segment #AB#, preferably equal to segment #AB#. This distance isthe radius of any arc that can be drawn using compass

Now with center at #A# draw two arcs on both sides of the segment, so that they appear just above and below the segment #AB# as shown.

Do not change radius i.e. distance between tip of the needle and pencil tip and now draw two more arcs, now with #B# as center, so that they intersect the arcs drawn earlier.

The figure appears as shown below.

Now if we join the two intersection points of arcs, we get the perpendicular bisector of line #AB# and the point where it intersects the segment #AB# is the middle point of segment #AB#.

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Answer 2

To construct the perpendicular bisector of a segment to find its midpoint, follow these steps:

  1. Draw the given segment using a ruler.
  2. With a compass, place the compass tip at one end of the segment and draw an arc that intersects the segment.
  3. Without changing the compass width, place the compass tip at the other end of the segment and draw another arc that intersects the segment.
  4. Draw a straight line connecting the points where the arcs intersect the segment. This line is the perpendicular bisector of the segment.
  5. Use a ruler to extend the perpendicular bisector line beyond the segment.
  6. Where the perpendicular bisector intersects the segment is the midpoint of the segment.

This process ensures that the line drawn is both perpendicular to the segment and passes through its midpoint, thus effectively bisecting the segment into two equal parts.

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