Happy Wednesday math peeps! This post introduces constructions by showing how to **construct an equilateral triangle** by using a compass and a ruler. For anyone new to constructions, this is the perfect topic for art aficionados since there is more drawing than there is actual math. **Equilateral Triangle**: A triangle with three equal sides. Not an easy one to forget, the equilateral triangle is super easy to construct given the right tools (compass+ ruler). Take a look below:

**Solution:**

**What’s Happening in this GIF? **

1. Using a compass, measure out the distance of line segment .

** **2. With the compass on point A, draw an arc that has the same distance as .

** **3. With the compass on point B, draw an arc that has the same distance as .

4. Notice where the arcs intersect? Using a ruler, connect points A and B to the new point of intersection. This will create two new equal sides of our triangle!

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