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Draw a line segment equal to the sum of two line segments given in Fig. 9.2

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1. Draw a line l and on it, cut a line segment PQ = AB, using compasses. ( Fig. 9.3 )

2. With Q as centre and CD as radius, draw an arc to cut a line segment QS = CD on l as shown in 

Fig. 9.4. Then, line segment PS is equal to the sum of AB and CD, i.e., PS = AB + CD

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