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“ Equal “ and similar folid

**Figures**are those which are contained by " Gimilar Planes of the same Number and Magnitude . ” Now , this Proposition is a Theorem , not a Definition ; because the equality of**Figures**of any kind must be ... Page 7

In this Sixth Edition , Ptolemy's Proposition concerning a Pro . perty of quadrilateral

In this Sixth Edition , Ptolemy's Proposition concerning a Pro . perty of quadrilateral

**Figures**in a Circle is added at the End of the fixth Book . Also the Note on the 29th Prop . Book aft , is altered , and made more explicit , and a ... Page 10

An acute angle is that which is less than a right angle . XIII . “ A term or boundary is the extremity of any thing . " XIV . A

An acute angle is that which is less than a right angle . XIII . “ A term or boundary is the extremity of any thing . " XIV . A

**figure**is that which is inclosed by one or more boundaries . Book 1 . xv . A circle is a plane XV . Page 11

A circle is a plane

A circle is a plane

**figure**contained by one line , which is called the circumference , and is such that all straight lines drawn from a certain point within the**figure**to the circumference , are equal to one another : a XVI . Page 12

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Of four Gded

**figures**, a square is that which has all its fides equal , and all its angles right angles . XXXI . An oblong , is that which has all its angles right angles , but has not all its fides equal . XXXII .### What people are saying - Write a review

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Page 483 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; and each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds ; and these into thirds, &c.

Page 170 - 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 81 - THE straight line drawn at right angles to the diameter of a circle, from the extremity of...

Page 105 - DEF are likewise equal (13. i.) to two right angles ; therefore the angles AKB, AMB are equal to the angles DEG, DEF, of which AKB is equal to DEG ; wherefore the remaining angle AMB is equal to the remaining angle DEF.

Page 167 - AC the same multiple of AD, that AB is of the part which is to be cut off from it : join BC, and draw DE parallel to it : then AE is the part required to be cut off.

Page 10 - 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 62 - AB be the given straight line ; it is required to divide it 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.

Page 112 - To describe an equilateral and equiangular pentagon about a given circle. • Let ABCDE be the given circle; it is required to describe an equilateral and equiangular pentagon about the circle ABCDE. Let the angles of a pentagon, inscribed in the circle...

Page 200 - If two triangles have two angles of the one equal to two angles of the other, each to each, and one side equal to one side, viz. either the sides adjacent to the equal...

Page 38 - F, which is the common vertex of the triangles ; that is, together with four right angles. Therefore all the angles of the figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.