## The first six books of the Elements of Euclid, with numerous exercises |

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Euclides. POSTULATES . I.

Euclides. POSTULATES . I.

**Let**it be granted that a straight line may be drawn from any ...**LET**ab be the given straight line ; it is required to describe an ...**abc**shall be an equilateral triangle . Because the point a is the centre of ... Page 5

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**abc**is therefore equilateral , and it is described upon the given straight line a b . Which was to be done . PROPOSITION II . - PROBLEM . From a given point to draw a straight line equal to a given straight line .**LET**a be the given ... Page 6

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**LET abc**, def be two triangles , which have the two sides a b , a c equal to the two sides de , df , each to each , viz . a b to de , and a c to df ; and the angle bac equal to the angle e df , the base bc shall be equal to the base ef ... Page 7

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**LET abc**be a triangle having the angle abc equal to the angle acb ; the side a b is also equal to the side a c For , if a b be not equal to a c , one of them is greater than the other : let ab be the greater ; and from it cut ( i . 3 ) ... Page 8

... let there be two triangles a c b , a d b , upon the same base a d bcd ; much greater Again , because cb is angle bcd ...

... let there be two triangles a c b , a d b , upon the same base a d bcd ; much greater Again , because cb is angle bcd ...

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Page 2 - A circle is a plane figure contained by one line, which is called the circumference, and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the figure to the circumference, are equal to one another : XVI.

Page 42 - To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole, and one of the parts, may be equal to the square of the other part.

Page 4 - Let it be granted that a straight line may be drawn from any one point to any other point.

Page 21 - That, if a straight line falling on two straight lines make the interior angles on the same side less than two right angles, the two straight lines, if produced indefinitely, meet on that side on which are the angles less than the two right angles.

Page 29 - To describe a parallelogram that shall be equal to a given triangle, and have one of its angles equal to a given rectilineal angle.

Page 38 - 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 of...

Page 15 - If, from the ends of the side of a triangle, there be drawn two straight lines to a point within the triangle, these shall be less than, the other two sides of the triangle, but shall contain a greater angle. Let...

Page 13 - If one side of a triangle be produced, the exterior angle is greater than either of the interior opposite angles.

Page 4 - If a straight line meet two straight lines, so as to make the two interior angles on the same side of it taken together less than two right angles...

Page 126 - If two triangles have one angle of the one equal to one angle of the other and the sides about these equal angles proportional, the triangles are similar.