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" To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole, and one of the parts, may be equal to the square of the other part. "
The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago ... - Page 60
by Robert Simson - 1806 - 518 pages
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A Supplement to the Elements of Euclid

Daniel Cresswell - Euclid's Elements - 1825 - 582 pages
...produced, shall be to the square of the part produced, in a given ratio. VIII. PR. To divide a given finite straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle, contained by the whole line, and the difference of those two parts, shall be in a given ratio to the square of the less of...
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The Elements of Euclid: The Errors by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long ...

Robert Simson - Trigonometry - 1827 - 513 pages
...equal to the square of the other part. Let AB be the given straight line ; it is required to divide .it into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by...parts, shall be equal to the square of the other part. Upon AB describe* the square ABDC; bisect* AC in E, ahd join BE : produce CA to F, and make* EF equal...
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Geometrical Problems Deducible from the First Six Books of Euclid: Arranged ...

Miles Bland - Geometry - 1827 - 377 pages
...contained by the whole line produced and the part produced may be equal to a given square. 9. To divide a straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts may be equal to the square of a given line, which is less than the line to be divided. 10. To divide...
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Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid : with a ...

John Playfair - Euclid's Elements - 1832 - 333 pages
...equal to the square of the other part. Let 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, sha'l be equal to the square of the other part. Upon AB describe (40. 1.) the square ABDC;...
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The Elements of Euclid: Viz. the First Six Books, Together with the Eleventh ...

Euclid - 1835 - 513 pages
...equal to the square of the other part. Let AB be the given straight line; it is required to divide it into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by...parts, shall be equal to the square of the other part. e 47. 1. Upon AB describe the square ABDC ; bisect5 AC in E, Book ir. and join BE ; produce CA to...
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The Element of Geometry

John Playfair - Geometry - 1836 - 114 pages
...equal to the square of the other part. Let AB be the given straight line : it is required to divide it into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by...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, and...
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A companion to Euclid: being a help to the understanding and remembering of ...

Euclides - Euclid's Elements - 1837 - 88 pages
...= AC* + CE* + EF! + FG", and that these = 2 AC* + 2 CD!. H PROPOSITION XI. E ._ Problem. To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the...and one of the parts shall be equal to the square of c KT~i the other part. Steps of the Demonstration. 1. Prove that CF x FA + AE* = EF*, and that this...
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The First Six and the Eleventh and Twelfth Books of Euclid's Elements: With ...

Euclid, James Thomson - Geometry - 1837 - 390 pages
...are equal. Then c B (II. 9.) HB2 + BD*, or AD2 + BD2= 5-a ' — 2CD2+2AC2.* PROP. XI. PROB. To divide a given straight line into two parts, so that the...rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts, may be equal to the square of the other part. Let AB be the given straight line ; it is required to...
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Euclid's Elements [book 1-6] with corrections, by J.R. Young

Euclides - 1838
...equal to the square of the other part. Let AB be the given straight line: it is required to divide it into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by...parts, shall be equal to the square of the other part. From the point A draw* AC perpendicular and *" o™4 3' equal to AB ; bisect* AC in E, and join B,...
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An Elementary Treatise on Algebra, in Theory and Practice: With Attempts to ...

John D. Williams - Algebra - 1840 - 605 pages
...required to divide a line of 20 inches in length, into two such parts that the rectangle of the whple and one- of the parts shall be equal to the square of the other. Let one part — x ; then the other will be 20 — x. And by the question 20(20 — х)=з?, or ^+20^=400...
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