## An Elementary Geometry |

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**hypothenuse**. 30. An Obtuse - angled Triangle is one which has an obtuse angle ; as MNO . M4 K L N 31. An Acute - angled Triangle is one whose angles are all acute ; as DE F. Acute and obtuse - angled triangles are called oblique ... Page 15

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**hypothenuse**and a side of the one respectively equal to the**hypothenuse**and a side of the other are equal in all respects . Let A B C have the**hypothenuse**A B and the side BC equal to the hypothe- nuse BD and the side BC of B C D ; then ... Page 38

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**hypothenuse**A C , the two triangles ABD , BCD are similar to 4 ABC and to each other . B D The two right triangles ...**hypothenuse**and the segment adjacent to that side cut off by the perpendicular drawn from the vertex of the ... Page 39

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**hypothenuse**of a right angle is equivalent to the sum of the squares described upon the other two sides . Let ABC be a triangle right- angled at B ; then AC2 = A B2 + B C2 On the three sides construct squares , draw BD perpendicu- lar ... Page 44

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**hypothenuse**of a right triangle ? 6. How far from a tower 40 feet high must the foot of a ladder 50 feet long be placed that it may exactly reach the top of the tower ? 7. The foot of a ladder 67 feet long stands 40 feet from a wall ...### Other editions - View all

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A B C ABCD adjacent altitude angle ABC apothem arcs A B base and altitude bisect centre chord circ circumference cone construct the triangle convex surface Corollary cube cylinder diagonals diameter distance divided dodecagon EATON'S equal altitudes equally distant equiangular equilateral feet frustum given angle given circle given line given point given side given square half the arc hexagon homologous sides hypothenuse included angle infinite number inscribed internal angles intersection isosceles triangle Let ABCDEF line joining lines A B measured by half number of sides opposite sides parallel planes parallelogram parallelopiped perimeter perpendicular plane parallel quadrilateral radii radius ratio rectangle regular polygon respectively equal rhombus right angles right prism right pyramid right triangle Scholium secant segment similar triangles slant height sphere tangent THEOREM VII trapezoid triangle ABC vertex

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Page 25 - Four quantities are in proportion when the ratio of the first to the second is equal to the ratio of the third to the fourth.

Page 30 - If any number of quantities are proportional, any antecedent is to its consequent as the sum of all the antecedents is to the sum of all the consequents. Let a : b = c : d = e :f Now ab = ab (1) and by Theorem I.

Page 27 - If the product of two quantities is equal to the product of two others, the...

Page 43 - The area of a regular polygon is equal to half the product of its perimeter and apothem.

Page 11 - 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 two triangles are equal in all respects.

Page 23 - If two triangles have two sides of one respectively equal to two sides of the other, but the third sides unequal...

Page 20 - ... polygon, is equal to twice as many right angles as the polygon has sides minus two.

Page 49 - A Circle is a plane figure bounded by a curved line every point of which is equally distant from a point within called the center.

Page 70 - A right cylinder is a solid described by the revolution of a rectangle about one of its sides.

Page 64 - DEFINITIONS. 1 . A straight line is perpendicular to a plane, when it is perpendicular to every straight line of the plane which it meets.