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Topic:  geom construction software with compass > arcs, not circles 
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Subject:  RE: geom construction software with compass > arcs, not circles 
Author:  venkat52 
Date:  Sep 23 2011 
very great email exchanges, enriching.
But do remember, perpendicular bisector is a line not a segment, you have to
extend both ends. this concept shd go to our students mins.
thanks for sharing all your skills.
venkat
On Sep 23 2011, jdad wrote:
> I figured out how to do this!
 Create points A, B (used for
> radius)
 Create point C (this is where your arc will be centered
>  create another point D (this will give the direction of your arc
> from C)
 construct a circle of radius AB centered on C

> construct ray CD
 construct perpendicular of CD through D, points
> F and G are intersections with the circle
 construct arc with
> center C between F and G
Create new tool with inputs A, B, C, and
> D and output arc CFG!
To use it you click on your new tool icon
> and then poits A and B to give radius. Then click C to specify the
> arc center and D to give it a direction. You can slide D to make
> the arc bigger or smaller (from nothing to a semicircle). Then
> hide D (if you like) and you're done!
It works with GSP also. I
> had to create a segment AB to feed distance to the "construct circle
> by center and radius." I also finally figured out the selecting
> only the necessary inputs and outputs before "create new tool" gets
> rid of all the intermediate cruft. I don't remember seeing this in
> the documentation I could find.
 
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