We can employ the two skills we’ve been working on this week — constructing congruent segments and constructing congruent angles — to create a copy of any polygon.

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Use a straight edge to draw any polygon.  Here’s an irregular hexagon drawn for me by a helpful eighth-grader and his ruler:

 

To copy your polygon, begin with any side and construct a congruent segment.  Choose either angle from that side and construct a congruent angle.  Continue until you have copied all of the sides and angles of your polygon!IMG_8066

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