This mathematics ClipArt gallery offers 213 illustrations of common geometric constructions. Geometric constructions are made with only the use of a compass and a straight edge. In addition to the constructions of different types of polygons, images include those used to show how to bisect a line, angle, and arc.

Illustration of a how to construct a square equivalent to the sum of two given squares.

Illustration of a how to construct a square equivalent to the difference of two given squares.

Illustration used to construct a square that shall be a multiple of any given square.

Illustration used to construct a square that shall be in proportion to a given square.

Illustration used to construct a square that shall be in proportion to a given square.

Illustration used to show how to draw a straight line parallel to a straight line through a given point.

Illustration used to show how to draw a perpendicular to a straight line from a given point on the line…

Illustration used to show how to draw a perpendicular to a straight line from a given point on the line…

Illustration used to show how to draw a perpendicular to a straight line from a given point that is…

Illustration used to show how to draw a perpendicular to a straight line from a given point that is…

"An exercise in starting and stopping short lines. Draw three-inch square. Draw diagonals with 45-degree…

An illustration showing how to construct a talon, or two circle arcs that will tangent themselves, and…

"Draw a circle three inches in diameter. Divide the circumference into five equal parts by trial with…

An illustration showing how to construct a tangent between 2 given circles. "Join the centers C and…

"On base AB, 3 1/2" long construct an equilateral triangle, using the 60-degree triangle. Bisect the…

An illustration showing how to construct a tangent to 2 given circles of different diameters. "Join…

An illustration showing how to construct a tangent circle to 2 given circles. "Join centers C and c…

Illustration used to show how "to construct a tangent to a circle from a point outside."

"Draw one and one-half inch square about center of space. Divide AE into four 3/16" spaces, with scale.…

An illustration showing how to construct a tangent to a circle through a given point in a circumference.…

An illustration showing how to construct a tangent to a circle through a given point outside of a circumference.…

An illustration showing how to construct a tangent circle to a circle with a given radius. "Through…

The exercise problem of creating a three piece elbow development or rolled out image of the cylinder…

Illustration used to construct a triangle given the length of the base and the two base angles.

Illustration used to show how to draw a triangle when given two sides and the included angle of the…

Illustration used to construct an equilateral triangle on a given base.

Illustration used to circumscribe a circle about a given triangle.

Illustration used to escribe a circle to a given triangle. "A circle which is tangent to one side of…

Illustration used to inscribe a circle in a given triangle.

Exercise problem to develop, or rolled out, image of the triangular pyramid by creating an equal length…

An illustration showing how to construct two circles that tangent themselves and two given lines. "Draw…