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# Divide the line segment [ab] into three equal parts - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Divide the line segment [ab] into three equal parts. Draw the line segment [ab]. Through a draw a line at an acute angle to [ab]. On this line use circle arcs of the same radius to mark off three segments of equal length [ar], [rs] and [st]. Join t to b.

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• Draw the line segment [ab].

• Through a draw a line at an acute angle to [ab].

• On this line use circle arcs of the same radius to mark off three segments of equal length [ar], [rs] and [st].

• Join t to b.

• Throuth s and r draw line segments parallel to [tb] to meet [ab] at d and c.

• Now |ac|=|cd|=|db|

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