Q: How many parallel lines are needed to divide a line segment into three equal parts?

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Chop it into 4 equal sections (quarters)

Four parallel lines through it.

When dividing one of for having one line parallel to one another.

-- ADD the two numbers in the ratio.-- Then divide the line segment into that many equal pieces.-- From one end, count off a number of pieces equal to either number in the ratio.-- At the point after that many pieces, the two parts of the line segment on either sideof it are in the desired ratio.

A quadrilateral has four sides that may or may not be equal or parallel If two sides are parallel and the other sides equal but not parallel it is a trapezoid

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A trapezoid midsegment is parallel to the set of parallel lines in a trapezoid and is equal to the average of the lengths of the bases

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Chop it into 4 equal sections (quarters)

Four parallel lines through it.

Select any one side and divide its length into 5 equal parts. Draw lines that are parallel to the adjacent side to the opposite side. This will divide the rectangle into 5 equal strips.

It means to divide it into two congruent (equal measure) segments, or angles.

When dividing one of for having one line parallel to one another.

Divide each side into three equal parts. Then join the division marks on opposite sides with straight lines parallel to the other side(s).

Draw 2 parallel lines which will result in 3 equal rectangles within the same square.