## What is a divider instrument?

divider, instrument for measuring, transferring, or marking off distances, consisting of two straight adjustable legs hinged together and ending in sharp points.

## What are the main mathematical instruments?

Most instruments are used within the field of geometry, including the ruler, dividers, protractor, set square, compass, ellipsograph, T-square and opisometer. Others are used in arithmetic (for example the abacus, slide rule and calculator) or in algebra (the integraph).

**Which drawing instrument is similar to a divider when used?**

A compass, more accurately known as a pair of compasses, is a technical drawing instrument that can be used for inscribing circles or arcs. As dividers, it can also be used as a tool to step out distances, in particular, on maps. Compasses can be used for mathematics, drafting, navigation and other purposes.

**What are dividers in math?**

Dividers are one of the earliest and most basic types of mathematical instrument. In their simplest form, dividers consist of a jointed pair of legs, each with a sharp point. They can be used for geometrical operations such as scribing circles but also for taking off and transferring dimensions.

### What are dividers in drawing?

Dividers and compasses are drawing instruments that have been used since antiquity to measure distances, transfer lengths from one drawing to another, and draw circles.

### Why do we use dividers in geometry?

The distance between the divider is adjustable and it is used to measure and compare lengths. They could be used for geometric tasks including scribing circles, but also for measurements being taken off and moved.

**What is use of divider in geometry?**

**What are dividers used for in engineering?**

ENGINEERS SPRING DIVIDERS. Spring dividers are a general marking out tool, for arcs, circles and radii. This tool used for accurate marking and has a fine adjusting nut to ensure precise measuring / marking out. The adjusting nut firmly holds the scriber point at a set distance.

## What is a divider used to measure?

Divider. Divider, instrument for measuring, transferring, or marking off distances, consisting of two straight adjustable legs hinged together and ending in sharp points. It is used principally in drafting for the accurate transfer of dimensions from a measuring scale and in machine shops for scribing lines on surfaces, usually machined,…

## What is a divider and a compass?

Dividers and compasses are drawing instruments that have been used since antiquity to measure distances, transfer lengths from one drawing to another, and draw circles. The Greek mathematician, Euclid, limited the constructions in his Elements of Geometry to those that could be done with an unmarked straight edge and rudimentary compass.

**What is a rod divider used for?**

(Show more) divider, instrument for measuring, transferring, or marking off distances, consisting of two straight adjustable legs hinged together and ending in sharp points.

**What is the origin of the divider?**

The Greek mathematician, Euclid, limited the constructions in his Elements of Geometry to those that could be done with an unmarked straight edge and rudimentary compass. Ancient Roman dividers survive in the collections of the British Museum.