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# What are the steps for using a compass and straightedge to construct a square? Drag and drop the steps in order from start to finish.1.Construct a line perpendicular to line m through point F. Label a point on this line as point G.2.Use a straightedge to draw line m and label a point on the line as point F.3.Without changing the compass width, place the compass point on point H and draw an arc in the interior of ∠HFK .4.Use the straightedge to draw JH¯¯¯¯¯ and JK¯¯¯¯¯.5.With the compass open to the desired side length of the square, place the compass point on point F and draw an arc on line m and an arc on FG←→ . Label the points of intersection as points H and K.6.Keeping the same compass width, place the compass on point K and draw an arc in the interior of ∠HFK to intersect the previously drawn arc. Label the point of intersection as point J.

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The steps for using a compass and straightedge to construct a square are given as follows:

1. Use a straightedge to draw line m and label a point on the line as point F

2. Construct a line perpendicular to line m through point F. Label a point on this line as point G.

3. With the compass open to the desired side length of the square, place the compass point on point F and draw an arc on line m and an arc on FG←→ . Label the points of intersection as points H and K.

4. Without changing the compass width, place the compass point on point H and draw an arc in the interior of ∠HFK.

5. Keeping the same compass width, place the compass on point K and draw an arc in the interior of ∠HFK to intersect the previously drawn arc. Label the point of intersection as point J.

6. Use the straightedge to draw JH¯¯¯¯¯ and JK¯¯¯¯¯.