Dropping a Perpendicular Construction
This applet walks through the ruler and compass construction of a line
perpendicular to a given line through a given point C, that is not on
the line.
Drag the Steps slider to see the steps of the construction. The
construction assumes that the user has already worked through the
construction of the perpendicular bisector of a line segment.

The two points, A and B, which
define the line, and the given point C, can be moved to
new positions by dragging.
Created by Mike May, S.J., with GeoGebra
GeoGebra is a GNUed software package for mathematics
visualization.
The home for the applications is http://www.geogebra.org.
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Last updated By Mike May, S.J.,
September 11, 2008.