compass drawing


Definition of Compass Drawing

  • Compass is a tool used for drawing circles, arcs or other geometrical constructions.

More about Compass Drawing

  • There are two arms in a compass. One arm is sharp and other arm can hold a pencil for construction.

Example of Compass

 

  • The above figure is a compass and is used to draw circles of different radii.

Solved Example on Compass Drawing

Identify the correct statement for the construction.

Choices:
A. Use a compass to bisect all three angles in a triangle. Use the point of intersection of the bisectors as the center of a circle that circumscribes the triangle.
B. Use a compass to bisect all three angles in a triangle. Use the point of intersection of the bisectors as the center of a circle that is inscribed in the triangle.
C. Use a compass to draw the perpendicular bisectors of the three sides in a triangle. Use the point of intersection of these bisectors as the center of a circle that circumscribes the triangle.
D. Use a compass to draw the perpendicular bisectors of the three sides in a triangle. Use the point of intersection of these bisectors as the center of a circle that is inscribed in the triangle.
Correct Answer: B
Solution:
Step 1: The correct statement:
Use a compass to bisect all three angles in a triangle. Use the point of intersection of the bisectors as the center of a circle that is inscribed in the triangle.

Related Terms for Compass Drawing

  • Arc
  • Circle
  • Radius