Introduction: Constructing Parallel Lines

How to construct parallel lines using a straight edge and a compass

Step 1:

Draw a line with you straight edge and put one point on the line and label it 1. Then put one point off the line and label it 2.

Step 2:

Connect point 1 and 2 with a straight edge.

Step 3:

Draw an arch at point 1.

Step 4:

Copy that arch at point 2.

Step 5:

Measure the arch at point 1 with your compass.

Step 6:

Then make an arch the distance of point 1's arch at point 2.

Step 7:

Finally, draw a line with your straight edge through point 2 and where the two archs intersect.