Constructing a Perpendicular to a Line - Concept

Concept Concept (1)

The shortest distance between a point not on a line and a line is along the perpendicular to the line. Constructing a perpendicular to a line uses the same process as constructing the perpendicular bisector of a line segment, but with one additional step. The first step is to swing an arc from the point and intersect the line in two places, which creates a segment that can be bisected.

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Constructing a Perpendicular to a Line - Problem 1
Problem 1
How to construct a perpendicular through a point not on a line to a line.