# Construct a perpendicular bisector

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- In this lesson, we will learn how to construct a perpendicular bisector using a compass, ruler, pencil and paper.

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### 3 Questions

Q1.

To construct an RHS triangle, which of the following pieces of information are needed?

a) A right-angle and a hypotenuse

c) Just a right-angle

Q2.

To construct an ASA triangle, which of the following pieces of information are needed?

b) Two sides subtended by the same angle

c) A side and an angle

Q3.

To construct an SSS triangle, which of the following pieces of information are needed?

a) Two angles joined by the same line segment

b) Two sides subtended by the same angle

### 3 Questions

Q1.

What is a perpendicular bisector?

a) A straight line which is parallel to another line

b) A straight line which intersects another straight line at any point

Q2.

A

C

Q3.

Which of these is the correct first step to create a perpendicular bisector?

b) Set the compass to less than half of the length of the line

c) Set the compass to a quarter of the length of the line