# Construct an Equilateral Triangle

- Author:
- Crystal Vest

- Topic:
- Equilateral Triangles

*Drawings*of geometric figures are created using measuring tools such as a ruler and protractor.

__Constructions__are methods of creating these figures without the benefit of measuring tools. Generally, only a pencil, straightedge, and compass are used in constructions.

*Sketches*are created without the use of any of these tools. Construction Steps

*A compass can be used to create two equal segments, a copy, instead of using a ruler to measure.*

**Step 1:**Use the "segment between two points" button image to draw points A and B connected by a segment. To create, select the button and then two locations anywhere in the window.

**Step 2:**Select the "compass" (circle) button.

__Choose points A and B__to define the size of the circle which also represents the length of the line.

__Then, choose (select) point A__to direct the program to create a circle with center point A, also known as Circle A, or ⊙A.

**Step 3:**Select the "compass" (circle) button.

__Choose points A and B__to define the size of the circle which also represents the length of the line.

__Then, choose (select) point B__to direct the program to create a circle with center point B, also known as Circle B, or ⊙B.

**Step 4:**Using the "Intersect" button, create the point of intersection, point C, between circle A and circle B by selecting circle A and circle B.

**Step 5:**Use the "segment between two points" button image to connect points A and C by a segment.

**Step 6:**Use the "segment between two points" button image to connect points B and C by a segment.

**Step 7:**Use the "distance or length" tool to measure the length of your original and two new segments by selecting each one. The measurements should be equal.

**Step 8:**Use the "ABC" tool to

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**Step 9:**Take a screen shot of your work below.