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					                 Patty Paper Polygon Constructions

Use a pencil, straightedge, and patty paper. For each of the following,
start with a freshly drawn segment on a clean piece of patty paper, then
construct the shape.

   a. A square, with your segment as one of its sides.
         i. Describe your construction method in pictures and words.



         ii. Where there methods you tried that didn’t work? What
             were those methods?




         iii. What are the properties of a square? How do you know
              your shape has each of the properties?




   b. An isosceles triangle, with your segment as one of the two
      equal sides.



   c. An isosceles triangle, with your segment as the base.



   d. An equilateral triangle, with your segment as one of its sides.



   e. Choose one of the triangles you just constructed and describe
      your construction method in pictures and words.

				
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