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Use the standard ruler and compass constructions from the given information then check your accuracy

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This is level 1; Construct the diagrams using a ruler and pair of compasses. Give your answers in centimetres to one decimal place.

1. At the top of a page draw a horizontal straight line, AB, 12cm long.
Point C lies on this line exactly 4cm from the point A.
Draw the point D further down the page such that AD is 11cm
and BD is 8cm.
Measure the distance CD.

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2. In the centre of a page draw a vertical line, AC, that is 9cm long.
DB is 6cm long and is the perpendicular bisector of AC and AC is the perpendicular bisector of DB.
Measure the length of one side of rhombus ABCD.

cm Correct Wrong

3. Draw triangle ABC such that:
AB is 8.7cm, BC is 11.2cm and CA is 11.2cm.
Use compasses and ruler to bisect the angle BÂC and extend this bisector until it reaches line BC at point D.
Measure the distance CD.

cm Correct Wrong

4. Draw the perpendicular bisector of a 13.9cm horizontal line and use it to draw an isoceles triangle of height 13.4cm.
What is the length of either of the two sloping sides of the triangle.

cm Correct Wrong

5. XY is the diameter of a semicircle. XY is of length 14.7cm.
The point Z lies on the curved side of the semicircle such that XZ is 11.6cm.
What is the distance from Z to Y?

cm Correct Wrong
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Level 1 - Construct the diagrams using a ruler and pair of compasses

Level 2 - Construct the diagrams using a ruler and protractor

Exam Style questions are in the style of GCSE or IB/A-level exam paper questions and worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.

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