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Appendixes > Five-Pointed Star

Five-Pointed Star

1.
Draw a perfectly horizontal line. Then copy and paste it.

2.
You'll first make a pentagon (which has five sides). To begin, with the duplicate line selected, access Modify, Transform, Scale and Rotate (Ctrl+Alt+S). This opens the Scale and Rotate dialog box so that you can specify explicit degrees or percentages. You can figure the inside angle of any shape by dividing 360 (degrees) by the number of lines in the shape. In the case of a pentagon, each inside angle is 72 degrees (360/5 = 72). Therefore, rotate the line 72 degrees.

3.
Select the line. Then click and drag the end of the line so that it snaps to the end of your first line.

4.
Duplicate the new line.

5.
Rotate it by 72 degrees and snap it like before.

6.
Repeat this process to make a pentagon.

7.
Draw a line inside the pentagon that doesn't touch any edges.

8.
Grab one endpoint and snap it to the bottom-left corner.

9.
Grab the other endpoint and snap it to the top corner.

10.
Draw another line in the larger area of the pentagon and connect it to the bottom-right and top corners.

11.
After you connect this line, draw a small line in the space shown in the following figure and snap one endpoint to the bottom-right corner.

12.
Now, in one motion, drag the other endpoint to the middle-left corner. (If you drag this line partway and stop, it will break where it crosses the other line.)

13.
Draw another line in the space shown in the following figure.

14.
Snap the ends to the middle-left and middle-right corners. As in step 12, if you drag the line partway and stop before snapping it to the corner, the line will break.

15.
Draw the last line in the space shown in the following figure.

16.
Snap it to the middle-right and bottom-left corners.

17.
Remove excess lines.


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