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a thesis statement is a topic it is not a fact or a question
previous steps have made pa≅ pb ≅ st ≅ su. setting the compass width to ab allows you to make tu the same length. then δstu ≅ δpab by the sss congruence postulate, and ∠p ≅ ∠s by the reason cpctc.