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The Elements of Euclid; viz. the first six books, together with the eleventh ... - Page 3-16
by Euclides - 1814

Papers for the schoolmaster, Volume 3

1867 - 336 pages
...the line between the points of section. , Illustrate this by Algebra. 2. Divide a given straight line into two parts, so that, the rectangle contained by...parts shall be equal to the square of the other part. Shew how to represent the square root of any number by a geometrical figure. What is meant by magnitudes...

A Collection of Problems and Examples Adapted to the "Elementary Course of ...

Harvey Goodwin - Mathematics - 1851 - 196 pages
...of algebraical equations, or any demonstration other than Euclid's ? 3. Divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by...parts shall be equal to the square of the other part. Shew that in Euclid's figure four other lines, beside the given line, are divided in the required manner....

The Principles of the Solution of Senate-house 'riders': Exemplified by the ...

Francis James Jameson - Mathematics - 1851 - 144 pages
...AC2) + 4AE2 + 4AF2, = 4BC2 + AB2 + AC2, = 4BC2 + BC2, - 5BC8. 1849. (A). Divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by...parts shall be equal to the square of the other part. (ii. 11.) (B). Shew that in Euclid's figure, four other lines, beside the given line, are divided in...

University of Durham

University of Durham - Education, Higher - 1851 - 222 pages
...twice the rectangle contained by the parts. 5. To divide a given straight line into two parts, such that the rectangle contained by the whole and one...parts shall be equal to the square of the other part. 6. If two circles cut one another they cannot have the same centre. 7. Equal straight lines in a circle...

Bonnycastle's Introduction to Algebra: Containing the Indeterminate and ...

John Bonnycastle - Algebra - 1851 - 288 pages
...to divide a line y of 20 inches in length, into two such parts that the rectangle of the whole arid one of the parts shall be equal to the square of the other. Ans. 10^/5 — 10, and 30— 10 ^5. 5. It is required to divide the number 60 into two such parts,...

Scholarship examinations of 1846/47 (-1853/54).

Bengal council of educ - 1852 - 348 pages
...angle. Is this proposition included in any more general one ? (2.) To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by...parts, shall be equal to the square of the other part. Can this be solved arithmetically ? if so, find approximately into how many parts the given line must...

Five Years in an English University, Volume 2

Charles Astor Bristed - 1852 - 470 pages
...every triangle are equal to two right angles. 3. Divide a given straight line into two such parts, that the rectangle contained by the whole and one...parts shall be equal to the square of the other part. 4. The angle at the centre of a circle is double of the angle at the circumference, upon the same base,...

General Report on Public Instruction in the Bengal Presidency

Education - 1852 - 478 pages
...general one ? 2. To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained hy the whole and one of the parts, shall be equal to the square of the other part. Can this be solved arithmetically ? if so, find approximately into how many parts the given line must...