## Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry |

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**THEOREM**is a truth requiring demonstration . 7 . An AXIOM is a self - evident truth . 8. A PROBLEM is a question requiring a solution . 9. A POSTULATE is a problem whose solution is self- evident .**Theorems**, Axioms , Problems , and ... Page 21

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**THEOREM**. If two straight lines intersect each other , the opposite or vertical angles will be equal . Let AB and DE intersect at C : then will the opposite or vertical angles be equal . The sum of the adjacent angles ACE and ACD , is ... Page 23

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**THEOREM**. If two straight lines have two points in common , they will coincide throughout their whole extent , and form one and the same line . Let A and B be two points common to two lines : then will A the lines coincide throughout ... Page 24

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**THEOREM**. If two triangles have two sides and the included angle of the one equal to two sides and the included angle of the other , each to each , the triangles will be equal in all their parts . In the triangles ABC and DEF , let AB ... Page 26

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**THEOREM**. The sum of any two sides of a triangle is greater than the third side . Let ABC be a triangle : then will the sum of any two sides , as AB , BC , be greater than the third side AC . For , the distance from A to C , measured on ...### Other editions - View all

Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry: From the Works of A. M. Legendre Adrien Marie Legendre,Charles Davies No preview available - 2016 |

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ABē ABCD ACē adjacent angles altitude angle ACB apothem Applying logarithms base and altitude centre chord circle circumference circumscribed coincide cone consequently convex surface corresponding cosec Cosine Cotang cylinder denote diameter distance divided draw drawn edges equally distant feet find the area Formula frustum given angle given line greater hence homologous hypothenuse included angle interior angles intersection less Let ABC log sin logarithm lower base mantissa mean proportional measured by half number of sides opposite parallel parallelogram parallelopipedon perimeter perpendicular plane MN polyedral angle polyedron prism PROPOSITION proved pyramid quadrant radii radius rectangle regular polygon right-angled triangle Scholium secant segment semi-circumference side BC similar Sine slant height sphere spherical angle spherical polygon spherical triangle square straight line Tang tangent THEOREM triangle ABC triangular prisms upper base vertex vertices whence

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Page 28 - If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the...

Page 100 - The area of a triangle is equal to half the product of its base by its altitude.

Page 99 - The area of a parallelogram is equal to the product of its base and its height: A = bx h.

Page 59 - A chord is a straight line joining the extremities of an arc.

Page 124 - If two polygons are composed of the same number of triangles, similar each to each and similarly placed, the polygons are similar.

Page 214 - A sphere is a solid bounded by a curved surface, every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.

Page 43 - C' (89) (90) (91) (92) (93) 112. In any plane triangle, the sum of any two sides is to their difference as the tangent of half the sum of the opposite angles is to the tangent of half their difference.

Page 52 - If the product of two quantities is equal to the product of two other quantities, two of them may be made the extremes, and the other two the means of a proportion.

Page 123 - Similar triangles are to each other as the squares of their homologous sides.

Page 182 - The upper end of the frustum of a pyramid or cone is called the upper base...