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From the greater of two given straight lines to cut off a part equal to the less. Let AB and C be the two given straight lines, whereof AB is the greater.
The first three books of Euclid's Elements of geometry, with theorems and ... - Page 7
by Euclid, Thomas Tate - 1849 - 108 pages

## The Elements of geometry; or, The first six books, with the eleventh and ...

Euclides - Euclid's Elements - 1881 - 236 pages
...lines to cut off a part equal to the less. Let AB and C be the two given straight lines, of which AB is the greater. It is required to cut off from AB,...straight line AD equal to C. And from the centre A, at the distance AD, describe (Post. 3) the circle DBF. Then the part AE shall he equal to C. Because...

## The Elements of Euclid for the Use of Schools and Colleges: Comprising the ...

Euclid, Isaac Todhunter - Euclid's Elements - 1883 - 428 pages
...straight lines to cut off a part equal to the less AB is the greater : it is required to cut off from AS, the greater, a part equal to C the less. From the point A draw the straight line AD equal to 0; [I. 2. and from the centre A, at the distance ^Z>, describe the circle...