FIGURE 25.

DIVIDING A LINE INTO EQUAL

PARTS.

(2) *Divide a Line into Proportional Parts*, (figure 26, on the following page).

Let's assume that we have a line 1-2 (view A) and that we need to divide this line

into proportional parts of 1, 3, and 5. To do this, perform the following steps:

Step 1. Add up the total number of proportional parts required and use the total

number derived as if the problem were to divide the line into equal parts (figure

26, view B).