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158. AB and AC are tangents to a circle. Through D, any point in the lesser arc BC, is drawn a tangent meeting the first two tangents at E and F. Prove that the perimeter of the triangle AEF is constant, because equal to the sum of AB and AC, and that the angle BOC is twice the angle EOF, O being the centre of the circle.

159. If two opposite sides an inscribed quadrilateral are produced to meet, and a perpendicular be drawn to the bisector of the angle between them from the point of intersection of the diagonals, prove that the perpendicular bisects the angle between the diagonals.

160. A base angle of an inscribed isosceles triangle equals one-third a right angle. Prove that a leg of the triangle equals the radius of the circle.

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161. What is the locus of points at a given distance from a given circumference ? a radius distance from a given circumference ?

162. What is the locus of the middle points of a series of parallel chords in a circle ?

163. What is the locus of the middle points of equal chords in a circle ?

164. What is the locus of the middle points of all chords drawn from a given point on the circumference ?

165. A straight line moves so that its two ends constantly touch two indefinite lines which are perpendicular to each other. What is the locus of the middle point of the moving line ?

166. What is the locus of the vertex of the right angle of a right triangle which has a given hypotenuse ?

167. What is the locus of the centres of circles tangent to two intersecting straight lines ?

168. What is the locus of the centres of circles tangent to a given circle at a given point ?

BOOK III

PROPORTION — SIMILAR POLYGONS

REGULAR POLYGONS

DEFINITIONS

183. A Proportion is an equality of ratios. Four quantities are said to be in proportion when the ratio of the first to the second is equal to the ratio of the third to the fourth.

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184. The first and fourth terms of a proportion are called the extremes, and the second and third terms the means.

The first and third terms are called the antecedents, and the second and fourth terms the consequents.

Either ratio is called a couplet.

In a proportion in which the means are equal, either mean is called a mean proportional between the other two, and the last term is called a third proportional to the first and second. If the means are unequal, the last term of a proportion is, naturally, a fourth proportional.

185. A Continued Proportion is a series of equal ratios; as,

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PROPOSITION 186. Theorem. In a proportion the product of the extremes is equal to the product of the means.

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PROPOSITION II

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PROPOSITION VII

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