1.Using compasses and ruler construct 105 degree.

2.Construct a perpendicular bisector of PQ ehose length is 11.2cm using compasses and ruler.

3.Draw an angle of measure 140 degree and divide it into 4 equal parts using compasses and ruler.


105 degree angle  

By following this procedure, we can get what is 105 degree angle.

Step 1: 

First make the reference line.


Step 2: 

Place the needle of the compass on the point O at which the angle to be made.


Step 3: 

Draw an arc with simple semi circle by taking some radius such that it intersects the reference line at point D.


Step 4: 

Now place the compass needle at the point D and draw arc on semicircle at point E without changing radius.


Step 5: 

Again draw the arc on same semi circle at centre of point E by without changing radius that intersect the point F.


Step 6: 

Now we get point D, E and F with centre at O. Point E and point F correspond to angle 60 degree and 120 degree respectively.


Step 7: 

Now change the radius in compass, and draw two arcs from point E and F such that they intersect each other at point (B).


Step 8: 

Join the point O and B. This line gives 90 degree angle ie is angle BOA = 90 degree.


Step 9: 

Let this line BO intersects semicircular arc at point G.


Step 10: 

From point G draw an arc and without changing the radius draw another arc from point F 

such that they intersect each other at point C.


Step 11: 

Join the point O and C.


Step 12: 

The line OC which makes an angle of 105 degree with the reference line OA.


Hence, ∠AOC = 105°


Follow the given steps to construct the perpendicular bisector of the line segment.

Step 1: Draw a line segment, PQ of length 11.2 cm using compass.

Step 2: With P as centre and radius more than half the length of PQ, draw two arcs on opposite side of PQ.

Step 3: With Q as centre and radius same as taken in step 2, draw two arcs intersecting the previous arcs in A and B.

Step 4: Join AB.

Thus, AB is the required perpendicular bisector of line PQ.



Using compass, it isn't possible to construct an angle of 140° and thus dividing it into 4 equal parts.

The angles which can be drawn easily by compass are multiples of 15° such as 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°, 105°, 135°, 

150° etc. 

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