geometry
posted by janet .
In step 4 of the construction of a perpendicular line through a point, why must the compass point be placed on the points where the arc intersects with the original line? How would the construction be different if the compass point were placed at random points on the original line?

In step 4 of the construction of a perpendicular line through a point, why must the compass point be placed on the points where the arc intersects with the original line? How would the construction be different if the compass point were placed at random points on the original line?

i don't know im tryna figure oout the answer too