Sorry, this page requires a Java-compatible web browser.
29-ParallelMidline

This page uses JavaSketchpad. You may drag any of the red points, and the construction will adjust accordingly.

Explanation of the construction: This construction uses the fact that parallels cut transversals in equal ratios, in this case 1/2. The distance between lines would be measured on a perpendicular transversal, which would also be cut in the ratio 1/2.

Back to ruler and compass constructions main page.

Back to Ken Brakke's home page.

Susquehanna University assumes no responsibility for the content of this personal Web page. Please read the disclaimer.