## Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry |

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**rectangles**1st . A**RECTANGLE**is a parallelogram whose angles are all right angles . A SQUARE is an equilateral**rectangle**. 2d . A RHOMBOID is a parallelogram whose angles are all oblique . A RHOMBUS is an equilateral rhomboid . AXIOMS ... Page 95

... 7 ) ; which was to be proved . Cor . Triangles having equal bases and equal altitudes are equal , for they are halves of equal parallelograms . PROPOSITION III . THEOREM .

... 7 ) ; which was to be proved . Cor . Triangles having equal bases and equal altitudes are equal , for they are halves of equal parallelograms . PROPOSITION III . THEOREM .

**Rectangles**having equal altitudes , BOOK IV . 95. Page 96

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**rectangles**whose altitudes AD and HK are equal , and whose bases AB and HE are commensurable : then will the areas of the**rectangles**be proportional to their bases . D K 1 F A B H HE , E Suppose that AB is to as 7 is to 4. Conceive AB ... Page 97

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**rectangles**be proportional to their bases . For , place the**rectangle**HEFK upon the**rectangle**ABCD , so that it shall take the position AEFD . Then , if the**rectangles**are not pro- portional to their bases , let us sup- pose that D F A ... Page 98

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**rectangles**: then will ABCD be to AEGF , as AB × AD is to AE × AF . For , place the**rectangles**so that the ...**rectangle**AEGF will be the superficial unit , and we shall have , ABCD : 1 :: AB × AD : 1 ; ABCD = AB × AD : hence ...### Other editions - View all

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AB² ABCD AC² 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...