How to Find the Center of ANY Square Piece of Paper Without Folding or Measuring

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Introduction: How to Find the Center of ANY Square Piece of Paper Without Folding or Measuring

Most people think the only way to find the center of a square piece of paper is to fold or measure. Fortunately, there is a very simple way to do it that does not require either method.

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Step 1: What You Will Need:

1. A square piece of paper ( I used a sticky note)
2. A pencil or pen
3. A straight edge ( I used a popsicle stick)

Step 2: Finding the Center

Take your straight edge and put across your paper so that it crosses diagonally through two opposite corners. Take your pencil and draw a small line around the center third of the paper, along the straight edge. Do the same thing with the other two corners. Once you have done this, you're finished. Where ever the two lines intersect is the center of the paper.

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I've done this several times in the past, and just did it for a project yesterday, for drilling a hole in the center of a piece of wood.

I've never thought of folding the piece of paper, but I will do my best to remember that tip :)