Draw a line segment of length 8cm .use ruler and compass to construct a perpendicular on a poin P lying on the line segment 3cm from one end.

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1 Draw a line segment LM=8 cm and mark a point P at a distance of 3cm from L on it . 

2 Taking P as centre and with a convenient radius , draw an arc intersecting line LM at two points A and B .

3 With A and B as centres and a radius more than AP , construct two arcs intersecting each other at Y .

4 Join YP.YP is the required perpendicular at point P .

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