# Constructing a right triangle given both leg lengths (LL)

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Start with the given segment lengths for the two legs L1 and L2 1 Draw a long horizontal line 2 Mark a point C somewhere near the middle of that line. 3 Set the compass width to the length of one of the given legs. (Here L1). 4 With the compasses on C, mark an arc on each side of C, creating points P and A 5 Increase the compass width by about 25% and with the compasses on P, make an arc above the point C 6 With the same compass width, and with the compasses on A, make another arc above C 7 Draw a line from C through the point where the arcs intersect. 8 Set the compass width to the length of the other given leg (here L2) 9 With the compasses on C, draw an arc above C across the line, creating point B. 10 Using the straight edge, draw the line AB Done. ABC is a right triangle with the given leg lengths 