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N. B. When four magnitudes are proportionals, it is usually expressed by saying, the first is to the second, as the third to the fourth.'

VII.

When of the equimultiples of four magnitudes (taken as in the fifth

definition) the multiple of the first is greater than that of the second, but the multiple of the third is not greater than the multiple of the fourth ; then the first is said to have to the second a greater ratio than the third magnitude has to the fourth; and, on the contrary, the third is said to have to the fourth a less ratio than the first has to the second.

VIII. • Analogy, or proportion, is the similitude of ratios.'

IX. Proportion consists in three terms at least.

X. When three magnitudes are proportionals, the first is said to have to the third the duplicate ratio of that which it has to the second.

XI. When four magnitudes are continual proportionals, the first is said

to have to the fourth the triplicate ratio of that which it has to the second, and so on, quadruplicate, &c. increasing the denomination still by unity, in any number of proportionals.

Definition A, to wit, of compound ratio. When there are any number of magnitudes of the same kind, the first

is said to have to the last of them the ratio compounded of the ratio which the first has to the second, and of the ratio which the second has to the third, and of the ratio which the third has to the

fourth, and so on unto the last magnitude. For example, if A, B, C, D be four magnitudes of the same kind, the

first A is said to have to the last D the ratio compounded of the ratio of A to B, and of the ratio B to C, and of the ratio of C to D; or, the ratio of A to D is said to be compounded of the ratios

of A to B, B to C, and C to D. And if A have to B the same ratio which E has to F; and B to C,

the same ratio that G has to H; and C to D, the same that K has to L; then, by this definition, A is said to have to D the ratio compounded of ratios which are the same with the ratios of E to F, G to H, and K to L: and the same thing is to be understood when it is more briefly expressed, by saying A has to D the ratio

compounded of the ratios of E to F, G to H, and K to L. In like manner the same things being supposed, if M have to N the

same ratio which A has to D: then for shortness' sake, M is said to have to N, the ratio compounded of the ratio of E to F, G to H, and K to L.

XII. In proportionals, the antecedent terms are called homologous to

one another, as also the consequents to one another.

"Geometers make use of the following technical words to signify cer

tain ways of changing either the order or magnitude of proportionals, so as that they continue still to be proportionals.'

XIII.

Permutando, or alternando, by permutation, or alternately; this word

is used when there are four proportionals, and it is inferred, that the first has the same ratio to the third, which the second has to the fourth; or that the first is to the third, as the second to the fourth; as is shown in the 16th prop. of this 5th book.*

XIV.

Invertendo, by inversion; when there are four proportionals, and it

is inferred, that the second is to the first, as the fourth to the third. Prop. B. book 5.

XV. Componendo, by composition; when there are four proportionals,

and it is inferred, that the first, together with the second, is to the second, as the third, together with the fourth, is to the fourth. 18th Prop. book 5.

XVI. Dividendo, by division; when there are four proportionals, and it is

inferred, that the excess of the first above the second, is to the second, as the excess of the third above the fourth, is to the fourth., 17th Prop. book 5.

XVII.

Convertendo, by conversion; when there are four proportionals, and

it is inferred, that the first is to its excess above the second, as the third to its excess above the fourth. Prop. E. book 5.

XVIII. Ex æquali (sc. distantia), or ex æquo, from equality of distance when

there is any number of magnitudes more than two, and as many others, so that they are proportionals when taken two and two of each rank, and it is inferred, that the first is to the last of the first rank of magnitudes, as the first is to the last of the others : •Of this there are the two following kinds, which arise from the different order in which the magnitudes are taken two and two.'

XIX.

Ex æquali, from equality; this term is used simply by itself, when

the first magnitude is to the second of the first rank, as the first

* See Note.

to the second of the other rank: and as the second is to the third of the first rank, so is the second to the third of the other: and so on in order, and the inference is as mentioned in the preceding definition; whence this is called ordinate proportion. It is demonstrated in 22d Prop. book 5.

XX. Ex æquali, in proportione perturbata, seu inordinata; from equality,

in perturbata or disorderly proportion ;* this term is used when the first magnitude is to the second of the first rank, as the last but one is to the last of the second rank; and as the second is to the third of the first rank, so is the last but two to the last but one of the second rank; and as the third is to the fourth of the first rank, so is the third from the last to the last but two of the second rank: and so on in a cross order: and the inference is as in the 18th definition. It is demonstrated in the 23d Prop. of book 5.

AXIOMS.

EQUIMUI.TIPLES of the same, or of equal magnitudes, are equal to one another.

II. Those magnitudes of which the same, or equal magnitudes are equimultiples, are equal to one another.

III.

A multiple of a greater magnitude is greater than the same multiple of a less.

IV. That magnitude of which a multiple is greater than the same multi

ple of another, is greater than that other magnitude.

PROP. I. THEOR.

Ir any number of magnitudes be equimultiples of as many, each of each; what multiple soever any one of them is of its part, the same multiple shall all the first magnitudes be of all the other.

Let any number of magnitudes AB, CD be equimultiples of as many others, E, F, each of each; whatsoever multiple AB is of E, the same multiple shall AB and CD together be of E and F together.

Because AB is the same multiple of E that CD is of F, as many magnitudes as are in AB equal to E, so many are there in CD

* 4 Prop. lib. 2. Archimedis de sphæra et cylindro.

equal to F. Divide AB into magnitudes equal
to E, viz. AG, GB; and CD into CH, HD equal A
each of them to F: the number therefore of the
magnitudes CH, HD shall be equal to the num-
ber of the others, AG, GB; and because AG is
equal to E, and CH to F, therefore AG and CH
together are equal to (Ax. 2. 5.) E and F to-
gether : for the same reason, because GB is
equal to E, and HD to F; GB and HD together C
are equal to E and F together. Wherefore, as
many magnitudes as are in AB equal to E, so
many are there in AB, CD together equal to E
and F together. Therefore, whatsoever multi-
ple AB is of E, the same multiple is AB and CD D
together of E and F together.

Therefore, if any magnitudes, how many soever, be equimultiples of as many, each of each, whatsoever multiple any one of them is of its part, the same multitple shall all the first magnitudes be of all the other: For the same demonstration holds in any number of • magnitudes which was here applied to two.' Q. E. D.

PROP. II. THEOR.

If the first magnitude be the same multiple of the second that the third is of the fourth, and the fifth the same multiple of the second that the sixth is of the fourth; then shall the first together with the fifth be the same multiple of the second, that the third together with the sixth is of the fourth.

Let AB the first, be the same multiple of the second, that DE the third is of F the fourth; and BG the fifth, the same multiple of C the second, that EH the sixth is of F the fourth : then is AG the first, together with the fifth, the same multiple of C the second, that DH the third, together with the sixth, is of F the fourth.

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COR. • From this it is plain, that, if • any number of magnitudes AB, BG, •GH, be multiples of another C; and as

many DE, EK, KL, be the same multi. • ples of F, each of each ; the whole of

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PROP. III. THEOR.

If the first be the same multiple of the second, which the third is of the fourth; and if of the first and third there be taken equimultiples, these shall be equimultiples, the one of the second, and the other of the fourth.

Let A the first, be the same multiple of B the second, that C the third is of D the fourth ; and of A, C let the equimultiples EF, GH be taken ; then EF is the same multiple of B that GH is of D.

Because EF is the same multiple of A that GH is of C, there are as many magnitudes in EF equal to A ; as are in GH equal to C: let EF be divided into the magnitudes EK, KF, each equal to A, and GH F into GL, LH, each equal to C: the number therefore of the magnitudes EK, KF, shall be equal to the number of the others GL, LH: and because A is the same multiple of B, that C is of D, and that EK is equal to A, and GL to C; therefore EK is the same multiple of B, that GL is of D; for the same reason KF is the same multiple of B, that LH is of D; and so, if there be more parts in EF, GH É À B G C D equal to A, C: because, therefore, the first EK is the same multiple of the second B, which the third GL is of the fourth D, and that the fifth KF is the same multiple of the second B, which the sixth LH is of the fourth D; EF the first together with the fifth, is the same multiple (2. 5.) of the second B, which GH the third, together with the sixth, is of the fourth D. If, therefore, the first, &c. Q. E. D.

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