Chapter 17 Constructions RD Sharma Solutions Exercise 17.2 Class 9 Maths
Chapter Name  RD Sharma Chapter 17 Constructions Exercise 17.2 
Book Name  RD Sharma Mathematics for Class 10 
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Exercise 17.2 Solutions
1. Draw an angle and label it as ∠BAC. Construct another angle, equal to ∠BAC.
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw an angle ABO and a Line segment QR
 With center A and any radius, draw an arc which intersects ∠BAC at E and O
 With center Q and same radius draw arc which intersect QR at S.
 With center S and radius equal to DE, draw an arc which intersect previous arc at T
 Draw a line segment joining Q and T
∴ ∠PQR = ∠BAC
2. Draw an obtuse angle, Bisect it. Measure each of the angles so obtained.
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw angle ABC of 120°
 With center B and any radius, draw an arc which intersects AB at P and BC at Q
 With center P and Q and radius more than 1/2 PQ, draw two arcs, with intersect each other at R.
 Join BR
∴ ∠ABR = ∠RBC = 60°
3. Using your protractor, draw an angle of measure 108° . With this angle as given, draw an angle of 54° .
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw an angle ABC of 108°
 With center B and any radius, draw an arc which intersects AB at P and BC at Q
 With center P and Q and radius more than 1/2 PQ, draw two arcs, which intersect each other at R.
 Join BR
∴ ∠RBC = 54°
4. Using protractor, draw a right angle. Bisect it to get an angle of measure 45° .
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw an angle ABC of 90°
 With center B and any radius, draw an arc which intersects AB at P and BC at Q
 With center P and Q and radius more than 1/2 PQ, draw two arcs, which intersect each other at R.
 Join RB
∴ ∠RBC = 45°
5. Draw a linear pair of angles. Bisect each of the two angles. Verify that the two bisecting rays are perpendicular to each other.
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw two angle DCA and DCB forming Linear pair.
 With center C and any radius, draw an arc which intersects AC at P, CD at Q and CB at R.
 With center P and Q and any radius draw two arcs which intersect each other at S
 Join SC
 With center Q and R any radius draw two arcs, which intersect each other at T.
 Join TC
∠SCT = 90° [By using protractor]
6. Draw a pair of vertically opposite angles. Bisect each of the two angles. Verify that the bisecting rays are in the same line.
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw a pair of vertically opposite angle AOC and DOB
 With center O and any radius drawn two arcs which intersect OA at P, Q. OB at S and OD at R.
 With center P and Q and radius more than 1/2 PQ, draw two arcs which intersect each other at 7.
 Join TO
 With center R and S radius more than 1/2 RS, draw two arcs which intersect each other at U.
 Join OU.
∴ TOU is a straight line
7. Using ruler and compasses only, draw a right angle.
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw a line segment AB
 With center A and any radius draw arc which intersect AB at C.
 With center C and same radius draw an arc which intersects AB at C.
 With center D and same radius draw arc which intersect arc in (2) at E.
 With centers E and C and any radius, draw two arcs which intersect each other at F.
 Join FA
∠FAB = 90°
8. Using ruler and compasses only, draw an angle of measure 135° .
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw a line segment AB and produce BA to point C.
 With center A and any radius draw arc which intersect AC at D and AB at E.
 With center D and E and radius more than 1/2 DE, draw two arcs which intersect each other at F.
 Join FA which intersect the arc in (2) at G.
 With centers G and D and radius more than 1/2 GD, draw two arcs which intersect each other a H.
 Join HA
∴ ∠HAB = 135°
9. Using a protractor, draw an angle of measure 72° . With this angle as given, draw angles of measure 36° and 54°.
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw an angle ABC of 72° with the help of protractor.
 With center B and any radius, draw an arc which intersect AB at D and BC at E.
 With center D and E and radius more than 1/2 DE, draw two arcs which intersect each other at F.
 Join FB which intersect the arc in (2) at G.
 With centers D and G and radius more than 1/2 DE, draw two arcs which intersect each other at F.
 With centers D and G and radius more than draw two arcs which intersect each other at H.
 Join HB
∴ ∠HBC = 54°
∠FBC = 36°
10. Construct the following angles at the initial point of a given ray and justify the construction :
(i) 45°
(ii) 90°
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw a line segment AB and produce BA to point C.
 With center A and any radius drawn an arc which intersect AC at D and AB at E.
 With center D and E and radius more than 1/2 DE, draw arcs cutting each other at F.
 Join FA which intersect arc in (2) at G.
 With centers G and E and radius more than 1/2 GE, draw arcs cutting each other at H.
 Join HA
∴ ∠HAB = 45°
(ii)
Steps of construction :
Steps of construction :
 Draw a line segment AB.
 With center A and any radius draw in arc which intersect AB at C.
 With center C and same radius draw an arc which intersects previous arc at D.
 With centers D same radius draw an arc which intersects are in (2) at E.
 With centers E and D same radius more than 1/2 ED draw an arc cutting each other at F.
 Join FA
∠FAB = 90°
(i) 30°
(ii) 75°
(iii) 105°
(iv) 135°
(v) 15°
(vi) 45°/2
Solution
Solution
Steps of construction :
 Draw a line segment AB.
 With center A and any radius, draw an arc which intersect AB at C.
 With center C and same radius, draw an arc which intersects previous arc at D.
 With centers D and C and radius more than 1/2 DC, draw arcs intersecting each other at E.
 Join EA
∴ ∠EAB = 30°
(ii)
Steps of construction :
 Draw a line segment AB.
 With center A any radius, draw an arc which intersect AB at C.
 With center C and same radius, draw an arc which intersects previous arc at D.
 With center D and same radius, draw an arc which intersects are in (2) at E.
 With centers E and D and radius more than 1/2 ED, draw arcs intersecting each other at F.
 Join FA which intersects arc in (2) at G
 With centers G and D, and radius more than 1/2 GD, draw arcs intersecting each other at H.
 Join HA
∴ ∠HAB = 75°
(iii)
Steps of construction :
 1Draw a line segment AB.
 With center A and any radius, draw an arc intersect AB at C.
 With center C and same radius, draw an arc which intersects previous arc at D.
 With center D and same radius, draw an arc which interest are in (2) at E.
 With centers E and D and radius more than 1/2 ED, draw arcs intersecting each other at F.
 Join FA which intersects arc in (2) at E.
 With centers E and G, and radius more than half of EG, draw arcs intersecting each other at H.
 Join HA
∠HAB = 105°
(iv)
Steps of construction :
 Draw a line segment AB and produce BA to point C
 With center A and any radius, draw an arc which intersect AC to D and AB at E.
 With center D and E and radius more than half of DE, draw two arcs which intersects each other at F.
 Join FA which intersect the arc in (2) at G.
 With center G and D radius more than 1/2 GD, draw two arcs which intersect each other at H.
 Join HA
∠HAB = 135°
Steps of construction :
 Draw a line segment AB
 With center A and any radius, draw an arc which intersects previous arc at C .
 With center C and same radius, draw an arc which intersect previous arc at D .
 With center D and C radius more than half of DC draw arcs intersecting each other at E.
 Join EA which intersects arc in (2) at F.
 With centers F and C and radius more than 1/2 FC, draw arcs intersecting each other.
 Join GA
∴ ∠GAB = 15°
Steps of construction :
 Draw a line segment AB
 With center A and any radius, draw an arc which intersects AB at C .
 With center C and same radius, draw an arc which intersect previous arc at D.
 With center D and same radius, draw an arc which intersects arc in (2) at E.
 With center E and D and radius more than half of ED, draw arcs intersecting each
 other at F.
 Join FA which intersects arc in (2) at G.
 With center G and C and radius more than half of GC, draw arcs intersecting each other at H.
 Join HA which intersects arc in (2) at 1.
 With centers I and C and radius more than half of IC, draw arcs intersecting each other.
 Join JA
∴ ∠JAB = 45°/2