## Plane Geometry |

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... a time . The traditional assumption , in textbooks , of the so - called Axiom of Parallels — that through a

... a time . The traditional assumption , in textbooks , of the so - called Axiom of Parallels — that through a

**given point**only one line can be drawn parallel to a given line - is believed to be unpsychological , for it leads to a sequence ... Page 8

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**a**ruler while holding it in one position . What is known about two straight lines which are not parallel ? 13.**Point**out four pairs of parallel lines in the room . 10. Construction , measurement , and comparison of line - segments ... Page 12

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**given**angle . — An angle may be drawn equal to**a given**angle as follows :**Given**BAC . Draw OP .**A**Now with the ...**point**Q. Then place one leg of the compasses at D and adjust the compasses until the other leg falls at E. Without chang- ing ... Page 13

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**a given**angle by use of**a**piece of paper with one straight edge , as follows : To construct an angle equal to ZABC , place the paper with the straight edge along AB , and mark the vertex B on the edge of the paper . Also mark the**point**... Page 14

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**a given**angle into four equal parts . 3. Divide**a given**angle into eight equal parts . 4. Can the process of ...**point**is the sum of two straight angles . It is called**a**C perigon . B A A right angle is one half of**a**straight angle ...### Other editions - View all

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AABC ABCD AC and BD acute angle altitude angle equal angles are equal apothem base bisects central angle chord circle with center circumscribed compasses and straightedge Conclusion congruent Construct a triangle Corollary corresponding sides decagon diagonals diameter distance Divide a given drawn equal angles equal arcs equal circles equidistant equilateral triangle EXERCISES exterior angles follows formed geometry given angle given circle given line given line-segment given point given triangle Hence hypotenuse Hypothesis inscribed angle intercepted internally tangent intersect isosceles triangle locus measure medians middle points number of sides parallel lines parallelogram perimeter perpendicular bisector point of contact proof in full proof is left quadrilateral radii radius ratio rectangle regular polygon rhombus right angle right triangle secant segment Show similar polygons square straight angle straight line student SUGGESTION tangent trapezoid vertex Write the proof

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Page 130 - If two triangles have two sides of one equal respectively to two sides of the other, but the included angle of the first greater than the included angle of the second, then the third side of the first is greater than the third side of the second.

Page 76 - The straight line joining the middle points of two sides of a triangle is parallel to the third side and equal to half of it 46 INTERCEPTS BY PARALLEL LINES.

Page 223 - ... they have an angle of one equal to an angle of the other and the including sides are proportional; (c) their sides are respectively proportional.

Page 4 - PERIPHERY of a circle is its entire bounding line ; or it is a curved line, all points of which are equally distant from a point within called the center.

Page 21 - If the first of three quantities is greater than the second, and the second is greater than the third, then the first is greater than the third.

Page 222 - Two triangles having an angle of the one equal to an angle of the other are to each other as the products of the sides including the equal angles.

Page 131 - ... if two triangles have two sides of one equal, respectively, to two sides of the other...

Page 72 - There are three important theorems in geometry stating the conditions under which two triangles are congruent: 1. Two triangles are congruent if two sides and the included angle of one are equal respectively to two sides and the included angle of the other.

Page 258 - S' denote the areas of two circles, R and R' their radii, and D and D' their diameters. Then, I . 5*1 = =»!. That is, the areas of two circles are to each other as the squares of their radii, or as the squares of their diameters.

Page 197 - In any triangle, the square of the side opposite an acute angle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides, minus twice the product of one of these sides and the projection of the other side upon it.