# Equal Angles Problem

• Mar 28th 2008, 02:26 PM
Ultros88
Equal Angles Problem
Hi all, I'm working through an old text book and have gotten stuck on the following problem:

Exercise: Through a given point to draw a line making equal angles with the arms of a given angle.

Any help (hints) and a solution would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ultros88
• Mar 28th 2008, 02:36 PM
Plato
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ultros88
Hi all, I'm working through an old text book and have gotten stuck on the following problem:
Exercise: Through a given point to draw a line making equal angles with the arms of a given angle.

Good grief. That is not only an old text it is archaic.
Are you to construct ? an line through a given point making angles of equal measure with the rays of the angle.
Is the given point in the interior of the angle?
Can you clarify the question?
• Mar 28th 2008, 03:01 PM
Plato
This is really a Post Script
In spite of the above response this will work
Assume that the given point, $\displaystyle P$, is suitably positioned in the plane of the angle.
Bisect the given angle calling that ray $\displaystyle \alpha$.
Now construct a perpendicular to $\displaystyle \alpha$ that contains $\displaystyle P$.
That should do it. WHY?
• Mar 28th 2008, 03:29 PM
Moo
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gawjuice.Geek
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• Mar 28th 2008, 04:16 PM
Plato
Quote:

Originally Posted by Moo
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