Find the midpoint of a Line Segment

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Many of the earliest concepts of geometry were found using only non-graduated rulers and compasses. This exercise pretends to simulate these early times.

Created with GeoGebra by Vitor Nunes


In this very simple exercise, we intend that you make use of the available tools to try to find the midpoint of the line segment [AB].

Tip: Start by joining the two points with a line. Then try to use the circle (object that simulates the compass) to find the midpoint of that line segment.

Geometric Drawing

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Geometric Drawing consists of a set of steps used for the construction of geometric shapes and problem solving using a non-graduated ruler and a compass. Nowadays such studies can be done with the aid of programs (such as geogebra), which simulates the tracings performed by these instruments.