How Do You Construct a Line Parallel to Another Line Through a Given Point?

How Do You Construct a Line Parallel to Another Line Through a Given Point?

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A compass is a very handy tool! In this tutorial, you'll see how to use a compass and straightedge to construct parallel lines!

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