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    USING YOUR COMPASS ONLY, construct a point on a number line that equals 1/x

    _____0_________________________1______________x

    1/x=??
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    Re: USING YOUR COMPASS ONLY, construct a point on a number line that equals 1/x

    Get the intersection of circular arcs with centre 0 radius 1 and centre x radius x. Then with centre at the point of intersection, draw an arc going through 0 and the required point.
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