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Q: Why does the compass width have to be longer than half when bisecting a segment?

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yes

The problem is that the width of a line is zero. No drawing instrument can manage that!

4 feet

The length is 7 feet and the width is 5 feet

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no it does not have a width

It is true. A line segment has finite length but no width.

None of them since a thread has a finite length and finite width. A point has neither length nor width whereas a line, line segment and ray do not have any width. A plane has infinite length and width. The nearest approximation is a line segment.

Wrong.

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= If a rectangle is 10 meters longer than its width what is its width? =

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A line segment has length. That is its only dimension. It does not have any width, or height or depth.

a line or line-segment

Open the compass to a width greater than half the length of AB.Place the compass point at A.Draw arcs above and below the line AB.Move the compass point to B WITHOUT changing the compass setting.Draw arcs above and below AB to intersect them at X and Y.Join XY.XY is the perpendicular bisector of AB.7. Celebrate the successful completion of the task!

length is ALWAYS longer than the width

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