General Mathematics Paper 2, May/June. 2011  
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Question 9

Question 9
                Using ruler and a pair of compasses only,

(a)construct a rhombus PQRS of side 7 cm and ÐPQR = 60o;

(b)locate point X such that X lies on the locus of points equidistant from PQ and QR and also

equidistant from Q and R;

(c)measure /XR/.


It was reported that majority of the candidates did not attempt this question on geometrical construction and the performance of those who attempted it showed that much work still needed to be done by teachers in this topic. Many of them could only draw the line QR and construct angle 60o at Q. This indicated poor knowledge of the properties of a rhombus.

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