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Construct a line parallel to another line and through a given point

The following video shows how to construct parallel lines using compass and straightedge, given a line and a point not on that line.

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In this lesson, we will learn

- how to construct parallel lines.
- how to construct a line parallel to another line and through a given point.

* Example**: *

Since *AB* and *PQ* are both perpendicular to *ST*, these 2 lines are parallel.

This property can be used to construct two parallel lines.

* Example: *

Construct a line parallel to *AB* and 2 cm above it.

Solution:

Step 1 : Mark a point *C *anywhere on the line *AB.* Construct a line perpendicular to *AB* and passing through *C. *

Step 2 : Construct a line segment on the perpendicular line 2 cm above *C*. Label the point as *D.* Then, construct a line perpendicular to *CD* and passing through *D*. This line is parallel to *AB*.

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