DivisionIntroductionWhen you want two unequal portions or more than two equal portions of aline, you are dividing not bisecting. One of the most frequently executedgeometric constructions is dividing a line into multiple equal or proportionalparts.Preferredmethod forTo divide a line into equal parts, use this table:dividing linesinto equal partsStep12345ActionGiven line AB, draw a perpendicular line (BC).Place a scale or ruler with the first increment (0) at A.Place the desired increment on the scale at the termination point ofthe perpendicular line (BC).Make tiny pencil marks indicating the desired measurements alongthe scale.Draw vertical construction lines perpendicular to the given line andparallel to each other. This divides the line into multiple equalincrements.Figure 2-20 shows the steps for the preferred method of dividing a line intomultiple equal increments.Figure 2-20.—Dividing a line into equal parts.Continued on next page2-21