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.

Video Examples:How to draw angles 30 45 60 90 degrees with Compass


Example of Compass Drawing

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

Solved Example on Compass Drawing

Ques: 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.