Popular Mathematics: Being the First Elements of Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry, in Their Relations and Uses

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Orr and Smith, 1836 - Mathematics - 496 pages

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Page 396 - Upon a given straight line to describe a segment of a circle, which shall contain aa angle equal to a given rectilineal angle.
Page 473 - Prove it. 6.If a straight line be bisected and produced to any point, the rectangle contained by the whole line thus produced, and the part of it produced together with the -square on half the line bisected, is equal to the square on the straight line which is made up of the half and the part produced.
Page 416 - 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 380 - If two angles of a triangle are equal, the sides opposite those angles are equal. AA . . A Given the triangle ABC, in which angle B equals angle C. To prove that AB = A C. Proof. 1. Construct the AA'B'C' congruent to A ABC, by making B'C' = BC, Zfi' = ZB, and Z C
Page 494 - IF from any point without a circle two straight lines be drawn, one of which cuts the circle, and the other touches it ; the rectangle contained by the whole line which cuts the circle, and the part of it without the circle, shall be equal to the square of the line which touches it.
Page 138 - Generalising this operation, we have the common rule for finding the greatest common measure of any two numbers : — divide the greater by the less, and the divisor by the remainder continually till nothing remains, and the last divisor is the greatest common measure.
Page 259 - Angles, taken together, is equal to Twice as many Right Angles, wanting four, as the Figure has Sides.
Page 489 - But let one of them BD pass through the centre, and cut the other AC, which does not pass through the centre, at right angles, in the...
Page 102 - COR. 1. Hence, because AD is the sum, and AC the difference of ' the lines AB and BC, four times the rectangle contained by any two lines, together with the square of their difference, is equal to the square ' of the sum of the lines." " COR. 2. From the demonstration it is manifest, that since the square ' of CD is quadruple of the square of CB, the square of any line is qua' druple of the square of half that line.

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