This page shows how to construct (draw) the incenter of a triangle with compass and straightedge or ruler.
Incenter of a triangle
is the point where all three
always intersect, and is the center of the triangle's
See Constructing the incircle of a triangle.
In this construction, we only use two bisectors, as this is sufficient to define the point where they
and we bisect the angles using the method described in
Bisecting an Angle. The point where the bisectors cross is the incenter.
Printable step-by-step instructions
The above animation is available as a
printable step-by-step instruction sheet, which can be used for making handouts
or when a computer is not available.
The image below is the final drawing from the above animation.
Try it yourself
Click here for a printable incenter worksheet
containing two problems to try.
When you get to the page, use the browser print command to print as many as you wish. The printed output is not copyright.
Other constructions pages on this site
Circles, Arcs and Ellipses
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