Journal of Geometry

, Volume 38, Issue 1–2, pp 12–15 | Cite as

On strict strong constructibility with a compass alone

  • Arnon Avron


We show that every point in the plane which can be constructed by a compass and a ruler, given a setS of points, can be constructed using a compass alone so that the following restriction is met. LetO andK be two arbitrarily chosen distinct points ofS. Then every point is obtained as a proper intersection of two circles that are either completely symmetrical with respect to the lineOK or have both their centers on this line.


Distinct Point Proper Intersection Strong Constructibility 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arnon Avron
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  1. 1.School of Mathematical Science, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact SciencesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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