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hand tool consisting of a flat rigid rectangular bar (metal or wood) that can be used to draw straight lines (or test their straightness)

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Though in classical construction problems it was customary to use two tools--a straightedge without gradations (unmarked ruler) and a compass, it is known that it is possible to make do with much less.
The aim of this article is to point out the value of developing pre-service teachers', in-service teachers', and students' understanding of geometric constructions in general along with their ability to construct geometric figures using only a straightedge, along with giving them the historical perspective of the development of geometric constructions to increase their interest and fascination with mathematics.
I lay a straightedge on top of the gas block and lay another straightedge on top of the receiver then just sight over the top and rotate the gas block to align the two straightedges parallel.
The modified highway straightedge is the tool of choice because it can also be used as a reference line to identify high and low spots on the floor surface.
Use a straightedge and a sharp utility knife or hand-held power tool to cut off the bottoms in a straight line.
This kit combines the features of a transit, an infinitely long straightedge, and laser alignment system all in one compact, portable, versatile product.
The problem of Apollonius requires straightedge and compass construction which has made it so interesting and many mathematicians have tried to solve it.
1 Maroon at ACB Hall, Tokyo Maroon invited me to see this show, and I was intrigued since I had heard they were a vegan straightedge metalcore band from Germany.
First, you'll need to round up a straightedge, hobby knife, and heat gun.
Hands-On Geometry: Constructions with a Straightedge and Compass
Loose-lay insulation comes in bags and can be tipped between the joists and levelled using a straightedge. It is ideal for topping up existing insulation.
In "Straightedge," a gambling-addicted-Greyhound-bus-driving father takes a break from debauchery to stumble back into his old life: spending a few nights with his ex-wife, her new husband, and his skateboarding savant of a son--risking everything he has to find forgiveness.
Use a straightedge and spirit level to ensure that the whole area is level.
"Compass Constructions: Activities for Using a Compass and Straightedge" is a guide that shows educators how to teach students to use these tools in the subject of geometry.
THERE are two things I fear more than anything, dear readers: having my throat cut with a straightedge razor, and having to sit through a musical.