Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid: With a Supplement ... to which are Added, Elements of Plane and Sphericale Trigonometry ... From the Last London Ed., Enl

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1855 - Geometry - 317 pages
 

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Page 9 - When a straight line standing on another straight line makes the adjacent angles equal to one another, each of the angles is called a right angle ; and the straight line which stands on the other is called a perpendicular to it.
Page 128 - 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.
Page 80 - The angle in a semicircle is a right angle: the angle in a segment greater than a semicircle is less than a right angle ; and the angle in a segment less than a semicircle is greater than a right angle.
Page 50 - If a straight line be divided into any two parts, the square of the whole line is equal to the squares of the two parts, together with twice the rectangle contained by the parts.
Page 11 - Let it be granted that a straight line may be drawn from any one point to any other point. 2. That a terminated straight line may be produced to any length in a straight line. 3. And that a circle may be described from any centre, at any distance from that centre.
Page 296 - All the interior angles of any rectilineal figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.
Page 283 - If a straight line meets 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 149 - ... cuts the base, the rectangle contained by the sides of the triangle is equal to the rectangle contained by the segments of the base, together with the square on the straight line which bisects the angle.
Page 13 - If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the...
Page 32 - THE straight lines which join the extremities of two equal and parallel straight lines, towards the same parts, are also themselves equal and parallel. Let AB, CD be equal and parallel straight lines, and joined towards the same parts by the straight lines AC, BD ; AC, BD are also equal and parallel.

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