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Book II. equal to KN: For the same reason, PR is equal to RO; and

because CB is equal to BD, and GK to KN, the rectangle b 36. 1. CK is equal o to BN, and GR to RN: But CK is equal c to

RN, because they are the complements of the parallelogram CO; therefore alío BN is equal to GR; and the four reet. angles BN, CK, GR, RN, are therefore equal to one another, and so are quadruple of one of them CK : Again, because CB

is equal to BD, and that BD is
d Cor. 4. 2. equal d to BK, that is, to CG;
and CB equal to GK, that d is, tó A

CBD
GP; therefore CG is equal to
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AG is equal to MP, and PL to

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because they are the complements
of the parallelogram ML; where.
fore AG also is equal to RF:
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H LF AG, MP, PL, RF are equal to one another, and so are quadruple of one of them AG. And it was demonftrated, that the four CK, BN, GR, RN are quadruple of CK: Therefore the eight rectangles which contain the gnomon AOH, are quadruple of AK: And because AK is the rectangle contained by AB, BC, for BK is equal to BC, four times the rectangle AB, BC is quadruple of AK: But the gnomon AOH was demonstrated to be quadruple of AK; therefore four

times the rectangle AB, BC is equal to the gnomon AOH. d Cor. 4. 2. To each of these add XH, which is equal d to the square of

AC: Therefore four times the rectangle AB, BC, together with the square of AC, is equal to the gnomon AOH and the square XH: But the gnomon AOH and XH make up the figure AEFD which is the square of AD: Therefore four times the rectangle AB, BC, together with the square of AC, is equal to the square of AD, that is, of AB and BC added together in one straight line. Wherefore, if a straight line, &c. Q. E. D.

PROP.

Book II.

PROP. IX.

THEOR.

IF a straight line be divided into two equal, and also in

to two unequal parts; the squares of the two unequal parts are together double of the square of half the line, and of the square of the line between the points of fection.

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Let the straight line AB be divided at the point Cinto two equal, and at Ď into two unequal parts : The squares of AD, DB are together double of the squares of AC, CD.

From the point C draw a CE at right angles to AB, and a 11, 1. make it equal to AC or CB, and join EA, EB ; thro' D draw 5DF parallel to CE, and through F draw FG parallel to AB; b 31.5. and join AF: Then, because AC is equal to CE, the angle EAC is equal to the angle AEC; and because the angle c soso ACE is a right angle, the two others AEC, EAC together make one right angled; and they are equal to one another ; d 32. I. each of them therefore is half of a right angle. For the same

E reason each of the angles CEB, EBC is half a right angle; and therefore the whole AEB is a

G F right angle: And because the an. gle GEF is half a right angle, and EGF a right angle, for it is equal to the interior and oppo

A C D B ¢ 29. 1. fite angle ECB, the remaining ang!e EFG is half a right angle ; therefore the angle GEF is equal to the angle EFG, and the fide EG equalf to the side GF: Again, because the angle at Bf 6. 1. is half a right angle, and FDB a right angle, for it is equal 'to the interior and opposite angle ECB, the remaining angle BFD is half a right angle; therefore the angle at B is equal to the angle BFD, and the fide DF to f the fide DB: And because AC is equal to CE, the square of AC is equal to the square of CE, therefore the squares of AC, CE are double of the square of AC: But the square of EA is equal 8 to the S 47. t, squares of AC, CE, because ACE is a right angle; therefore the square of EA is double of the square of AC: Again, because EG is equal to GF, the square of EG is equal to the square of GF; therefore the squares of EG, GF are double of

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Book II. the square of GF; but the square of EF is equal to the squares w of EG, GF; therefore the square of EF is double of the square h 34. I. GF: And GF is equal" to CD; therefore the square of EF is

double of the square of CD: But the square of AE is likewise double of the square of AC; therefore the squares of AE, EF

are double of the squares of AC, CD: And the square of AF is i 49. 1.

equal to the squares of AE, EF, because AEF is a right angle; therefore the quare of AF is double of the squares of AC, CD: But the iquares of AD, DF are equal to the square of AF, because the angle ADF is a right angle; therefore the squares of AD, DF are double of the squares of AC, CD: And DF is equal to DB ; therefore the squares of AD, DB are double of the squares of AC, CD. If therefore a straight line, &c. Q. E. D.

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PRO P. X. THE O R.

IF a straight line be bisected, and produced to any point,

the square of the whole line thus produced, and the fquare of the part of it produced, are together double of the square of half the line bifected, and of the square of the line made up of the half and the part produced.

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Let the straight line AB be bisected in C, and produced to the point D; the squares of AD, DB ore double of the squares of AC, CD.

From the point C draw a CE at right angles to AB: And make it equal to AC or CB, and join AE, EB; through E draw 6 EF parallel to AB, and through D draw DF parallel to CE : And because the straight line Ei meets the parallels EC, FD, the angles CEF, EFD are equal to two right angles; and therefore the angles BEF, EFD are less than two right angles: But itraight

lines which with another straight line make the interior angles d 12. Ax. upon the same side less than two right angles, do meet d if pro

duced far enough: Therciore LB, ID hall meet, if produced, toward B, D: Let them mect in G, and join AG: Then, becaule AC is equal to CE, the angle CFA is equal to the angle

EAC: and the angle ACE is a right angle; therefore cach of the f 32. I. angles CEA, EAC is half a right angles: l'or the same reason,

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each of the angles CEB, EBC is half a right angle; therefore Book IF. AEB is a right angle: And because EBC is half a right angle, w DBG is also f half a right angle, for they are vertically oppo• f 15.1. lite; but BDG is a right angle, because it is equal to the al- c 29. I. tcrnate angle DCE; therefore the remaining angle DGB is half a right angle, and is therefore equal to the angle DBG; ; wherefore also the fide BD is equal to the side DG: Again, 8 6. I. becaute EGF is half a right angle, and that

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F the angle at F is a right angle, because it is e. qual to the opposite

h 34. I. angle ECD, the remaining angle PEG is half a A

BD right angle, and equal to the angle EGF ; wherefore also the side GF is equal 6 to the side FE.

And be: cause EC is equal to CA, the square of EC is equal to the square of CA; therefore the squares of EC, CA are double of the square of CA: Lut the square of EA is equali to the squares i 47. 1. of EC, CA; therefore the square of EA is double of the square of AC: Again, because GF is equal to FE, the square of Gris equal to the square of. FE; and therefore the squares of GF, FE are double of the square of EF: But the square of EG is equali to the squares of GF, FE; therefore the square of EG is double of the square of EF : And EF is equal to CD; wherefore the square of EG is double of the square of CD: But it was demonitrated, that the square of LA is double of the square of AC; therefore the squares of AE, EG are double of the squares of AC, CD: And the square of AG is equal i to the squares of AE, EG; therefore the square of AG is double of the squares of AC, CD: But the squares of AD, DG are equali to the square of AG; therefore the squares of AD, DG are double of the squares of AC, CD: But DG is equal to DB; therefore the squares of AD, DB are double of the squares of AC, CD: Wherefore, if a straight line, &c. Q. E. D.

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PROP,

Book 11.

P R 0 P. XI.

PRO B.

ΤΟ 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.

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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. a 46. I. Upon AB describe & the square ABDC; bifect 6 AC in E,

and join BE ; produce CA to F, and make EF equal to EB; and upon AF describe a the square FGHA; AB is divided in H so, that the rectangle AB, BH is equal to the square of AH.

Produce GH to K: Because the straight line AC is bifected

in E, and produced to the point F, the rectangle CF, FA, to6. 2. gether with the square of AE, is equal d to the square of EF:

But EF is equal to EB; therefore the rectangle CF, FA, toge

ther with the square of AE, is equal to the square of EB: And the 47. 3. squares of BA, AE are equal to the

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square of EB, because the angle EAB
is a right angle; therefore the rect-
angle CF,FA, together with the square
of AE, is equal to the squares of BA,
AE: Take away the square of AE, A

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which is common to both, therefore
the remaining rectangle CF, FA is e-
qual to the square of AB: And the fi-

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CF, FA, for AF is equal to FG; and
AD is the square of AB; therefore
FK is equal to AD: Take away the
common part AK, and the remainder C

K D
FH is equal to the remainder HD:
And HD is the rectangle contained by AB, BH, for AB is e,
qual to BD; and FH is the square of AH: Therefore the
rectangle AB, BH is equal to the square of AH : Wherefore
the straight line AB is divided in H, so that the rectangle AB,
BH is equal to the square of AH. Which was to be done.

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