On 2 May 2005 09:15:49 -0700, "elanamig" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Hello, all! > >I have a series of geometry questions. They're all solved, just asking >for your verification. > >#1: Construct triange ABD given side b, c, and median mb. >Here are the steps: >a. Draw a circle with radius c. Call this circle C1 >b. From the origin of C1, draw a line of length b, and make it the >diameter of circle C2. Thus, the radius of C2 is 1/2 b, and the origin >of C2 is the point of intersection of side b with median mb >c. From the origin of C2, draw a circle with radius mb and call it C3.
You can find, by normal construction techniques to do so, the mid-point of line segment of your line "b", and draw the median circle, radius mb, from there, to meet C1. That is, you must find that mid point as your "origin of C2", and do not need full circles to do so.