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" 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. "
The First Six Books: Together with the Eleventh and Twelfth - Page 62
by Euclid - 1781 - 520 pages
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A Treatise on Algebra: Symbolical algebra and its applications to the ...

George Peacock - Algebra - 1845
...the following problem. Its first case stated and solved. " To divide a given line into two such parts that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts shall be equal to the square of the other." If we call x the greater of the two parts, and, therefore,...
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A collection of examples in pure and mixed mathematics, with hints and ...

Alfred Wrigley - 1845
...these points. (Euclid, iii. 18. Cape, ii. 38.) 59. 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 a given line, which is less than the line to be divided. (Euclid, iii....
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Elements of Geometry: Containing the First Six Books of Euclid, with a ...

John Playfair - Euclid's Elements - 1846 - 317 pages
...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, shall be equal to the square of the other part. Upon AB describe (46. 1.) the square ABDC ; bisect...
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The Elements of Euclid, the parts read in the University of Cambridge [book ...

Euclides - 1846
...'Wherefore, If a straight line %c. PROP. XI. PROII. To divide a yifen straight line into tioo parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts shall be equal to the square of the other part. Let AB be the given straight line : it is required...
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The English Journal of Education, Volume 1

Education - 1847
...angle contained by these two sides is a light angle. SECTION Il. — 1. To divide a straight line, so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts shall be equal to the square of the other part. 2. In every triangle the square of the side subtending...
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The definitions, postulates, axioms, and enunciations of the propositions of ...

Euclides - 1848
...the half and the part produced. PROP. XI. PROBLEM. To divide a given straight line 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. PROP. XII. THEOREM. In obtuse-angled triangles, if...
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Solutions to the questions of the general examination at Easter, 1848 ...

J. Goodall, W. Hammond - 1848
...the perpendicular and the obtuse angle. Section 4. 1. Divide a given straight line 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. 2. Describe a square that shall be double a given triangle....
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The first three books of Euclid's Elements of geometry, with theorems and ...

Euclid, Thomas Tate - 1849 - 108 pages
...&c. QED Again, because EG F is EF 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, shall Tie equal to the square of the other part. Let AB be the given straight line; it is required...
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University of Cambridge - 1849
...equations, or any demonstration other than Euclid's ? 3. Divide a given straight line 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. Shew that in Euclid's figure four other lines, beside...
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Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education, with Appendices, Volume 2

Great Britain. Committee on Education - 1850
...equal to one another. 3. Solve Euc. II. 11. To divide a given finite straight line into two parts, so that the rectangle contained by the whole and one of the parts may be equal to the squire of the other part. 4. Prove Euc. III. 22. The opposite angles of any quadrilateral...
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