## The Elements of Euclid: viz. the first six books, together with the eleventh and twelfth; and also the book of Euclid's Data |

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**draw**a straight line equal to a given straight line . Let A be the given point , and BC the given straight line ; it is required to**draw**from the point A a straight line equal to BC . From the point A to B**draw**a the straight line AB ... Page 11

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**drawn**equal to the given straight line BC . Which was to be done . PROP . III . PROB . From the greater of two given ...**draw**a the straight line AD equal to C , and from the centre A , and at the distance AD , describe the cir ... Page 13

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**draw**a straight line from the point C at right angles to AB . a Take any point D in AC , and make CE equal to CD , and a 3. 1 . upon DE describe the equi- lateral triangle DFE , and join FC ; the straight line FC**drawn**from the given ... Page 14

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**drawn**from the given 1 . e 8. I. CH , CG ; the straight line point C , is perpendicular to the given straight line AB . Because FH is equal to HG , and HC common to the two tri- angles FHC , GHC , the two sides FH , HC are equal to the ... Page 19

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**drawn**two straight lines to a point within the tri- angle , these shall be less than the other two sides of the triangle , but shall contain a greater angle . Let the two straight lines BD , CD be**drawn**from B , C , the ends of the side ...### Other editions - View all

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Page 95 - If two triangles have two angles of the one equal to two angles of the other, each to each, and one side equal to one side, viz.

Page 153 - If two triangles have one angle of the one equal to one angle of the other and the sides about these equal angles proportional, the triangles are similar.

Page 306 - Again ; the mathematical postulate, that " things which are equal to the same are equal to one another," is similar to the form of the syllogism in logic, which unites things agreeing in the middle term.

Page 11 - A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference are equal to one another.

Page 11 - Upon the same base, and on the same side of it, there cannot be two triangles that have their sides which are terminated in one extremity of the base equal to one another, and likewise those which are terminated in the other extremity.

Page 317 - Equiangular parallelograms have to one another the ratio which is compounded of the ratios of their sides.

Page 54 - In every triangle, the square on the side subtending either of the acute angles, is less than the squares on the sides containing that angle, by twice the rectangle contained by either of these sides, and the straight line intercepted between the...

Page 26 - IF a straight line fall upon two parallel straight lines it makes the alternate angles equal to one another ; and the exterior angle equal to the interior and opposite, upon the same side ; and likewise the two interior angles upon the same side together equal to two right angles.

Page 11 - If a straight line meet two straight lines, so as to make the two interior angles on the same side of it taken together less than two right angles...

Page 93 - A circle is said to be described about a rectilineal figure, when the circumference of the circle passes through all the angular points of the figure about which it is described. VII. A straight line is said to be placed in a circle, when the extremities of it are in the circumference of the circle.