Example 1

Construct a triangle of sides 6 cm, 8 cm, and 10 cm.

Solution

Let AB = 6 cm, BC = 10 cm, and AC = 8 cm.

Step 1: Draw a line segment AB = 6 cm.

Step 2: Using a compass, draw an arc with radius 8 cm with A as the center.

Step 3: Draw an arc with radius 10 cm with B as the center.

Step 4: Mark the point C where the two arcs meet.

Step 5: Join the point C with points A and B.

yes...provided you have been given the 3 lengths or an angle

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