## Drawing Triangles using Geometrical Instruments - Part 1

*Example:*

*Example:*

*Draw an equilateral triangle with side 5 cm.*

Step 1:Draw a straight line 5 cm long. Call it AB.

Step 2:Using a protractor draw an angle of 60° from Point A. Each angle of an equilateral triangle is 60°.

Step 3:Using a protractor draw an angle of 60° from Point B.

Step 4:Mark the point where both these lines meet as C.

Each side of an equilateral triangle is of the same length.

- Measure the lengths of lines AC and BC.

They should each be equal to 5 cm.

Using a protractor measure ∠ACB.

It should be equal to 60°.

Δ ABC is the required equilateral triangle.