# Ex.10.2 Q2 Practical Geometry Solution- NCERT Maths Class 7

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## Question

Construct an equilateral triangle of side \(5.5\,\rm{cm} \).

## Text Solution

**What is known?**

Lengths of sides of an equilateral triangle are \(5.5\,\rm{cm}\) each.

**To construct:**

An equilateral triangle of side \(5.5\,\rm{cm} \).

**Reasoning:**

To construct an equilateral triangle of side \(5.5\,\rm{cm} \). Follow the steps given below

**Steps:**

__Steps of construction__ :

- Draw a line segment \(BC\) of length \(5.5\,\rm{cm} \).
- From \(B\), point \(A\) is at a distance of \(5.5\,\rm{cm} \).So, with \(B\) as centre, draw an arc of radius \(5.5\,\rm{cm} \) (Now \(A\) will be somewhere on this arc. Our job is to find where exactly \(A\) is).
- From \(C\), point \(A\) is at a distance of \(5.5\,\rm{cm} \).So, with \(C\) as centre, draw an arc of radius \(5.5\,\rm{cm} \) (Now \(A\) will be somewhere on this arc, we have to fix it).
- \(A\) has to be on both the arcs drawn. So, it is the point of intersection of arcs. Mark the point of intersection of arcs as \(A\) join \(AB \) and \(AC\).

Thus, \(ABC\) is the required triangle.