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After doing this | Your work should look like this |
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Start with a line PQ and a point R off the line. | |
1. Draw a transverse line through R and across the line PQ at an angle, forming the point J where it intersects the line PQ. The exact angle is not important. | |
2. With the compasses' width set to about half the distance between R and J, place the point on J, and draw an arc across both lines. | |
3. Without adjusting the compasses' width, move the compasses to R and draw a similar arc to the one in step 2. | |
4. Set compasses' width to the distance where the lower arc crosses the two lines. | |
5. Move the compasses to where the upper arc crosses the transverse line and draw an arc across the upper arc, forming point S. | |
6. Draw a straight line through points R and S. | |
Done. The line RS is parallel to the line PQ |