# How to Draw Square

Squares have four congruent sides and four right angles. They must be easy to draw, right? Not quite. It takes more than a steady hand to draw a perfect square. Either a protractor or compass can be used to draw a perfect square.

It may be a mystery to some of you. What makes drawing squares so difficult? What makes you think you need instruction on that?

Even a simple drawing can be drawn in multiple ways. In the future, if you keep that mindset, you will find that you can handle more complicated drawings with greater efficiency.

## Here is 4 Methods to Draw Square

### Method 1

Step: 1

The square should be drawn using a ruler. You need to make sure all four sides are the same length so you can make them all equal.

Step: 2

In the previous step, you constructed one arm. On both ends of this arm, construct a right angle. The vertices of the two right angles formed by the two endpoints of the side drawn in the previous step would also be the two endpoints of the side.

Step: 3

In the newly drawn arm, mark the same distance apart as the originally drawn side. Connect them together.

Step: 4

A perfect square was just drawn by you! You may decide to remove extraneous constructions as you see fit.

### Method 2

Step: 1

Create a right angle (I’ll call it LMN), and follow the instructions here to construct it. Ensure that you increase the length of each of the arms of the square so that both sides of the square are the same width.

Step: 2

To construct the square, place the spike of the compass at the vertex of the right angle, i.e. on point M, then set the width of the compass at as many sides as you wish – keeping this width constant for the duration of the whole process.

Create an additional arc that will be used to cut the arm MN at some point (I’ll call it P)

Create an additional arc that will be used to cut the arm LM at some point (I’ll call it Q)

Step: 3

Draw an arc as close to the arm MN as possible under the spike of the compass.

Step: 4

Using point P as the starting point, draw another arc cutting the one drawn previously (I’ll call it R).

Step: 5

In order to connect the points P and R, the point Q and R must both be connected by a straightedge.

It is possible to draw a square with the figure PMQR. If you wish to, you can remove any other unnecessary constructions.

### Method 3

Step: 1

You’ll need a ruler for the first step. A perfect square requires a ruler without any dings along the edge. The horizontal line is the first line you should draw. Doing this will ensure your points are equal. Sketch a standard line with your ruler. Add a point on each side of the line after the horizontal line is drawn. Drawing perpendicular lines at these points will result in 90-degree angles.

Step: 2

Follow the steps from step 1, but use your ruler to make perfectly straight lines when you make your points.

Step: 3

An illustration of how a square is 90 degrees on both sides is shown in the picture below.

Step: 4

For the top and bottom parts of the square, draw a horizontal line from point A to point B

Step: 5

Following that, draw vertical lines on the sides of the square from one point to another. The result should be quite nice if you used a ruler.

Step: 6

The perfect square can be found here. With that knowledge, you can build on it to do something else, or you can apply what you learned in another way.

### Method 4

Step: 1

You will need to draw a square ABCD with sides of 7 cm each. You will need to measure 7 cm of the length of AB.

Step: 2

BC should be drawn quite parallel to AB, thus BC = 7 cm.

Using the set square.

Step: 3