## Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry |

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The

The

**extremities**of a line are called points : a point , therefore , has neither length , breadth , nor thickness , but position only . 3. A straight line is the shortest distance from one point to another . 4. Page 18

Let any point , as O , be taken within the triangle BAC , and let the lines OB , OC , be drawn to the

Let any point , as O , be taken within the triangle BAC , and let the lines OB , OC , be drawn to the

**extremities**of either side , as BC ; then will OB + OC < BA + AC . PROPOSITION VIII . THEOREM . If from any point within a triangle ... Page 23

... of the perpendicular will be equally distant from the

... of the perpendicular will be equally distant from the

**extremities**of the line . 2d , Every point , without the perpendicular , will be unequally distant from those**extremities**. Let AB be the given straight line , C the BOOK I. 23. Page 24

Therefore every point in the perpendicular is equally distant from the

Therefore every point in the perpendicular is equally distant from the

**extremities**A and B. E Secondly , Let I be a point out of the perpendicular . If IA and IB be drawn , one of these lines will cut the perpendicular in D ; from which ... Page 41

The chord , or subtense of an arc , is the straight line FG , which joins its two

The chord , or subtense of an arc , is the straight line FG , which joins its two

**extremities**. † 4. A segment is the surface or portion of a circle , included between an arc and its chord . 5.### What people are saying - Write a review

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