## The Element of Geometry |

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**into two parts , so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts shall be equal to**the square of the other part . Upon AB describe ( 16. 2. ) the square ABDC ; bisect ( 8. 1. ) AC in E , and join BE ; produce CA to F ...### Other editions - View all

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AB is equal AC is equal adjacent angles angle ABC angle ACB angle BAC angle DEF arc AC base BC bisect called centre circle ABCD circle EFGH coincide described divided drawn duplicate ratio equal 17 equal angles equal circles equal to CD equiangular FGHKL fore four right angles given straight line gnomon greater homologous sides join less Let ABC Let the straight opposite angles parallel parallelogram perpendicular polygon PROB produced Q. E. D. PROP radius rectangle BC rectangle contained rectilineal figure remaining angle right angled triangle secant segment side AC similar sine square of AC straight line AB straight line AC THEOR touches the circle triangle ABC twice the rectangle wherefore whole angle

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