D. But A is equal to C; therefore · B is equal to D. The c 14. 5. magnitude B is therefore givena, because a magnitude D equal a l. def. to it has been found. The limitation within the inverted commas is not in the Greek text, but is now necessarily added ; and the same must be understood in all the proposi. tions of the book which depend upon this second proposition, where it is not expressly mentioned. See the note upon it. If any given magnitudes be added together, their sum shall be given. Let any magnitudes AB, BC be added together, their sum AC is given. Because AB is given, a magnitude equal to it may be found; a l. def. let this be DE: And because BC is given, a magnitude equal to it A B с may be found : Let this be EF: Wherefore, because AB is equal D E F to DE, and BC equal to EF; the whole AC is equal to the whole DF: AC is therefore given, because DF has been found which is equal to it. 1 If a given magnitude be taken from a given mag. nitude ; the remaining magnitude shall be given. From the given magnitude AB, let the given magnitude AC be taken; the remaining magnitude CB is given. Because AB is given, a magnitude equal to it may a be a l. def. found ; let this be DE: And be A С B cause AC is given, a magnitude equal to it may be found ; let this D F be DF: Wherefore because AB E is equal to DE, and AC to DF; the remainder CB is equal to the remainder FE. CB is therefore given -, because FE which is equal to it has been found. z See N. If of three magnitudes, the first together with the second be given, and also the second together with the third ; either the first is equal to the third, or one of them is greater than the other by a given magnitude. Let AB, BC, CD be three magnitudes, of which AB to- Because AC, BD are each of them given, they are either But if they are unequal, let AC be greater than BD, and is given. And the whole AC a 4. dat is given; therefore a AE the A E B С D 1 See N. If a magnitude has a given ratio to a part of it, it shall also have a given ratio to the remaining part of it. Let the magnitude AB have a given ratio to AC a part of it; it has also a given ratio to the remainder BC. Because the ratio of AB to AC is given, a ratio may be a 2. def. found a which is the same to it: Let this be the ratio of DE, a given magnitude to the given mag- с B D D F E b 4. dat. c E. 5. Cor. From this it follows, that the parts AC, CB have a given ratio to one another: Because as AB to BC, so is DE to EF; by division , AC is to CB, as DF to FE; and DF, d 17. 5. FE are given; therefore a the ratio of AC to CB is given. a 2. def. If two magnitudes which have a given ratio to one See N. another, be added together; the whole magnitude shall have to each of them a given ratio. may Let the magnitudes AB, BC, which have a given ratio to one another, be added together; the whole AC has to each of the magnitudes AB, BC, a given ratio. Because the ratio of AB to BC is given, a ratio be found a which is the same with it; let this be the ratio of the a 2. def. given magnitudes DE, EF: And A B because DE, EF are given, the с whole DF is given : And because as AB to BC, so is DE to D E F EF; by composition, AC is to c 18. 5. CB, as DF to FE: and, by conversion, AC is to AB, as d E. 5. DF to DE: Wherefore, because AC is to each of the magnitudes AB, BC, as DF to each of the others DE, EF; the ratio of AC to each of the magnitudes AB, BC, is given a. b 3. dat. If a given magnitude be divided into two parts See N. which have a given ratio to one another, and if a fourth proportional can be found to the sum of the two magnitudes by which the given ratio is exhibited, one of them, and the given magnitude ; each of the parts is given. B Let the given magnitude AB be divided into the parts AC, CB, which have a given ratio to one another; if a fourth proportional can be found to the abovenamed magnitudes : AC and CB A С are each of them given. Because the ratio of AC to CB D F E is given, the ratio of AB to BC is given a ; therefore a ratio which is the same with it can be a 7. dat. b 2. def. found b, let this be the ratio of the given magnitudes DE, EF: And because the given A С B D F E In the same manner, and with the like limitation, if the difference AC of two magnitudes AB, BC, which have a given ratio, be given ; each of the magnitudes AB, BC is given. Magnitudes which have given ratios to the same magnitude, have also a given ratio to one another. Let A, C have each of them a given ratio to B; A has a given ratio to C. Because the ratio of A to B is given, a ratio which is the a 2. def. same to it may be found a; let this be the ratio of the given magnitudes D, E: And because the ratio of B to C is given, A B C D É H F G If two or more magnitudes have given ratios to one another, and if they have given ratios, though they be not the same, to some other magnitudes; these other magnitudes shall also have given ratios to one another. a 9. dat. Let two or more magnitudes A, B, C have given ratios to one another; and let them have given ratios though they be not the same, to some other magnitudes D, E, F: The magnitudes D, E, F have given ratios to one another. Because the ratio of A to B is given, and likewise the ratio of A to D; therefore the ratio of D to B is given : A Dbut the ratio of B to E is B E given, therefore a the ratio C of D to E is given, and F because the ratio of B to C is given, and also the ratio of B to E; the ratio of E to C is given a : And the ratio of C to F is given; wherefore the ratio of E to F is given: D, E, F have therefore given ratios to one another. If two magnitudes have each of them a given ratio to another magnitude, both of them together shall have a given ratio to that other. a 9. dat. Let the magnitudes AB, BC have a given ratio to the magnitude D: AC has a given ratio to the same D. Because AB, BC have each of them a given ratio to D, the ratio of A B to BC is given a : And, by composition, the ratio A B с of AC to CB is given : But the ratio of BC to D is given"; D therefore the ratio a of AC to D is given. b 7. dat. c hyp. |