Greetings math friends and welcome to MathSux! In this week’s post, we are going to take a step by step look on how a square inscribed in a circle construction works! We got videos, we got GIF’s, and we got a step by step written explanation below, the choice of learning this construction is up to you! Happy Calculating! π

## How to Construct a Square Inscribed in a Circle:

**Step 1:** Draw a circle using a compass.

**Step 2:** Using a ruler, draw a * diameter* across the length of the circle, going through its midpoint.

**Step 3:** Open up the compass across the circle. Then take the point of the compass to one end of the diameter and swing the compass above the circle, making a mark.

**Step 4:** Keeping that same length of the compass, go to the other side of the diameter and swing above the circle again making another mark until the two arcs intersect.

**Step 5:** Repeat steps 3 and 4, this time creating marks below the circle.

**Step 6:** Connect the point of intersection above and below the circle using a ruler. This creates a * perpendicular bisector, *cutting the diameter in half and forming 90ΒΊ angles.

**Step 7:** Lastly, use a ruler to connect each corner point to one another creating a square.

Still got questions? No problem! Don’t hesitate to comment with any questions. Happy calculating! π

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