BISECTING WITHOUT A
If you don’t have a compass, relax. Just find something
straight and fairly short —a small pencil, a Tootsie Roll, a
broken piece of uncooked spaghetti, whatever. Use it the same
way as in Bisecting
with a compass! In other words:
1. Put one end of it at the vertex; lay it
down along a leg of the angle; make a mark at its end. Do the
same thing on the other leg.
2. Slide the object’s lower end up to one
mark, hold a
pencil’s point at the upper end, and rotate it slightly to make
a curve between the angle’s legs. Do the same with the other
mark so that the two curves intersect.
3. Connect the angle’s vertex to that
intersection. You’re done!