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Dividing Line Segments into Equal Parts: Geometric Construction

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Which of the following tools is needed to divide a line segment into equal parts?

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1. During the process of dividing a line segment into 8 equal parts, how big should you set your compass when dividing the new lines that are drawn?

2. For a 4 inch line segment divided into 8 equal parts, how long should each part be?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dividing a line segment into equal parts can be quite easy once you learn how. This quiz will have you not only recall how to do this, but calculate lengths.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This line segment quiz focuses on your ability to:

  • Recall what tools are needed to divide a line segment equally
  • Understand how to set your compass when dividing a given line
  • Calculate how long each part of a given line segment should be
  • Determine the maximum number of equal parts a line segment can be divided into

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information from the lesson on equally dividing line segments
  • Problem solving - use this information to calculate the lengths of given line segment parts
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about how to divide line segments into equal parts

Additional Learning

The lesson Dividing Line Segments into Equal Parts: Geometric Construction covers the following objectives:

  • Provide the steps for dividing line segments into equal parts
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