Construct a line segment of length 5.6 cm using ruler and compasses.

Solution:

We can draw a line segment of length 5.6 cm using a ruler and compass by following the steps given below

Step 1: Draw a line l and mark a point A on this line l.

Step 2: Now, on the zero marks of the ruler, place the compasses. Extend the compasses to place the pencil up to 5.6 cm and mark.

Step 3: Place the pointer of compasses on point A and draw an arc to cut l at B. Now, $$\overline{AB}$$ is the line segment of 5.6 cm in length.