The line F G intersects the parallels E G and AD, therefore the < ADF is equal to the < EGF. Consequently A D F is a right Z. 3. To prove that GE is equal to G F. Since E F intersects the parallels EC and GF, the alternate Z8 CEF and EFG are equal. But CEF is half a right Z, therefore E F G is half a right 2. And since the three xs of the AEF G are together equal to two right <s, and EGF is a right Z, and EFG is half a right Z, it follows that GEF is half a right Z, and is equal to the 2 GFE. Consequently (I. 6) G E is equal to G F. 4. To prove that D F is equal to D B. In the ABDF, the < BDF is a right Z, DFB is half a right Z, therefore D B F is half a right Z, and is equal to D F B. Therefore D F is equal to D B. 5. To prove that the on A F is equal to the sum of the Os on A D and D B. ADF is a right Z, therefore in the A ADF the on AF is equal to the sum of the Os on A D and DF. But D F is equal to D B; therefore the on DF is equal to the on D B. Therefore the on AF is equal to the sum of the Os on A D and D B. 6. To prove that the O on A F is also equal to twice the on A C, together with twice the on CD. In the AA EF, the _ A EF is a right Z; therefore the o on AF is equal to the sum of the Os on A E and EF. In the A AC E the 2 ACE is a right Z; therefore the on A E is equal to the sum of the Os on AC and C E, and is therefore equal to twice the on A C, since A C and C E are equal. Again, in the EGF, the EGF is a right Z, therefore the on EF is equal to the sum of the Os on E G and GF, and is therefore equal to twice the o on EG, since E G is equal to G F. But E G and C D are equal, because they are opposite sides of the parallelogram C G. Therefore twice the on E G is equal to twice the on CD. It follows therefore that the on A F is equal to twice the O on A C together with twice the on CD. 7. It has thus been proved that the I on A F is equal to the sum of the Os on A D and D B, and also to twice the on A C, together with twice the on CD. It follows therefore that the sum of the Os on AD and D B is equal to twice the on A C, together with twice the O on CD. It is an excellent mental exercise to master the elaborate proof given by Euclid of the ninth and tenth propositions ; but the result might have been arrived at in a much shorter way. The following is one of the proofs that have been given : Let A B be bisected in C, and divided unequally in D. It has been proved in ĀÓDB the fourth proposition that O on AD = on AC + O on CD + 24° rect. A C, CD. But AC=BC. O on AD= Oon B C + 0 on CD + 2ce rect. B C, CD. Add to both sides the on D B, then on AD + O on DB=0 on BC + on CD + 2ce rect. BC, CD + O on D B. But 2ce rect. BC, CD + O on DB= 0 on BC + 0 on CD. (II. 7.) A Substitute the second side of this equation for the first in the previous equation, and we get, on AD + oon DB= on BC + on CD + 0 on BC + on CD; i.e., on AD + on DB= 2ce o un BC + 2ce on CD. For the 10th proposition, let A B be bisected in C and produced to D. o BD on AD= on AC + on CD + 2ce rect. A C, CD. But CB=AC. Substitute CB for AC in the previous equation, and we get, O on AD= on CB + oon CD + 2ce rect. CB, C D. Add the con D B to both sides, then on A D + O on DB : on CB+ 0 on CD + 2ce rect. CB, CD + on D B. But 2ce rect. CB, CD + O on DB= 0 on CD + O on C B. (II. 7.) Substitute the second side of this equation for the first in the previous equation, and we get, on A D + on D B= on CB + on CD + on CB + on CD; i.e., on AD + on D B = 20e on CB + 2ce on CD. If in Prop. IX. A D and D B be considered as two separate lines, it is clear that A B is their sum, and A C is half their sum. CD what is left when D B is taken from CB, therefore it is equal to what would be left if D B were taken from A C. Therefore, if A E be cut off from AC equal to D B, ED will be bisected in C. But ED is the difference between AD and AE cr D B, therefore CD is half the difference between AD and D B. It follows, therefore, that the 9th proposition may be thus expressed :-“ The sum of the squares on two lines is equal to twice the square on half their sum, together with twice the square on half their difference.” A E D B E A B The very same relation is proved in the 10th proposition. Let A D and D B be regarded as separate lines. Ć Let B A be produced, and AE cut off equal to BD. It is then evident that E D is the sum of A D and D B, and consequently C D is half their sum. AB is the difference between AD and D B, and therefore A C is half their difference. PROPOSITION XI. To divide a given finite right line so that the rectangle contained by the whole line and one segment shall be equal to the square on the other segment. For the construction required we must be able,- cut off a part equal to the less. (I. 3.) straight line. (I. 31.) 4. On a given straight line to describe a square. (I. 46.) For the proof we must know,1. That if a line be bisected and produced, the rectangle contained by the whole line and the produced part, together with the on half the line, is equal to the o on the line made up of the half and the produeed part. (II. 6.) 2. In a right-angled A, the o on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the Os on the other two sides, M K A B G F on Let A B be the given line. On A B describe the o ABCD. Bisect DA in E, and join C E and B. Produce E A, and cut off EF equal to EB; and from A B cut off AG, equal to AF. G is the point of section required. Now complete the square A H by drawing GH parallel to AF, and FH parallel to A G, and produce HG to meet D O in K. DA is bisected in E, and produced to F; consequently (II. 6), the rect. DF, FA (that is, the rectangle D H), together with the a on E A, is equal to the o on EF. But E F is equal to E B, therefore the on EF is equal to the O on E B. Therefore the rect. DH, together with the EA, is equal to the O on EB. But E AB is a right-angled A, therefore the on E B is equal to the sum of the Os on E A and A B; and consequently the rect. DH, together with the o on E A, is equal to the sum of the Os on E A and A B. Take away the O on E A from both these equals, and we have left the rect. D H equal to the square on A B, that is, the square DB. From these take away the rect. DG, which is common to both, and we have left the O AH, equal to the rect. K B. But A H is the on A G, and K B is the rect. A B, BG, for it is contained by C B and BG, and C B is equal to A B. Therefore the line A B has been divided so that the rect. A B, B G is equal to the on A G. A line thus divided is said to be divided in extreme and mean ratio. |