## An Elementary Course of Plane Geometry |

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A B C angle applied axis base bisecting called centre chord circumference coincide compasses construction contains corresponding curve describe describe a circle diagonals diameter difference direction distance divide division draw drawn edge equal equilateral triangle evident example extremities fall figure fixed formed four Geometry give given circle given point given radius given straight line greater ground half height Hence hexagon hypothenuse inscribed intersection isosceles join length less line drawn mark means measure meet method middle point number of sides obtained opposite sides parallel parallelogram pass pentagon perpendicular placed plane position problem produced proportional Prove quadrilateral radii radius ratio rectangle regular polygon represents respectively right-angles ruler segments Show sides similar square star Suppose surface symmetrical tangent termed third touch triangle unit vertical yards

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Page 5 - I., 5), (3) that, if two straight lines cut one another, the vertically opposite angles are equal (Eucl.

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Page 44 - S.SO. 1. Prove that, if two sides of a triangle are unequal, the angle opposite the greater side is greater than the angle opposite the less.