Draw a line segment AB of length 5.8 cm. Draw the perpendicular bisector of this line segment.
Steps of construction:
1. Draw a line segment AB of 5.8 cm.
2. Keeping A as center and radius more than half of AB draw arcs on each side of AB.
3. Keeping B as center and the same radius draw arcs on each side of AB cutting the previous arcs at P and Q respectively.
4. Join the points P and Q.
Hence PQ is the perpendicular bisector of AB