Wherefore, upon the given straight line AB the segment AHB of a circle is described which contains an angle equal to the given angle at C. Which was to be done. PROP. XXXIV. PROB. To cut off a segment from a given circle which shall contain an angle equal to a given rectilineal angle. Let ABC be the given circle, and D the given rectilineal angle ; it is required to cut off a segment from the circle ABC that shall contain an angle equal to the angle D. Draw (17. 3.) the straight line EF touching the circle ABC in the point B, and at the point B, in the straight line BF make (23. 1.) the angle FBC equal to the angle D; therefore, because the straight line EF touches the circle ABC, and BC is drawn from the point of contact B, the angle FBC is. equal (32. 3.) to the angle in the alternate segment BAC : but the angle FBC is equal to the angle D F D; therefore the angle in the segment BAC is equal to the angle D : wherefore the segment BAC is cut off from the given circle ABC containing an angle equal to the given angle D. Which was to be done. PROP. XXXV. THEOR. If two straight lines within a circle cut one another, the rectangle contuin. ed by the segments of one of them is equal to the rectangle contained by the segments of the other. Let the two straight lines AC, BD, within the circle ABCD, cut one another in the point E: the rectangle contained by AE, EC is equal to the rectangle contained by BE, ED. If AC, BD pass each of them through the centre, so that E is the centre, it is evident, that AE, EC, BE, ED, being all equal, the E rectangle AE.EC is likewise equal to the rect D angle BE.ED. B But let one of them BD pass through the centre, and eut the other AC, which does not C pass through the centre, at right angles in the point E: then, if BD be bisected in F, F is the centre of the circle M ABCD; join AP : and because BD, which passes through the centre, cuts the straight line AC, which does not D pass through the centre at right angles in E, AE, EC are equal (3. 3.) to one another: and because the straight line BD is cut into two equal parts in the point F, and into two unequal, in the point E, BE.ED (5. 2.) + F EF2 - FB2 AF2. But AFP= AE+ (47. 1.) EF>, therefore BE.ED + EF2 ΑΝ E B C F fore AG is equal (3. 3.) to GC ; wherefore AE.EC +(5. 2.) EGS=AG, and adding A C G GFto both, AE.EC+EG2 +GF2=AG + GF. Now EG? + GF2 EF, and B AG? +GF2=AF2 ; therefore AE.EC+EF2=AF2=FB2. But FB? · =BE.ED+ (5. 2.) EF, therefore AE.EC+EF2=BE.ED+EF, and taking EF: from both, AE.EC.=BE.ED. Lastly, Let neither of the straight lines Н. F ΑΝ NE : B G PROP. XXXVI. THEOR, If from any point without a circle two straight lines be drawn, one of which cuts the circle, and the other touches it; the rectangle contained by the whole line which cuts the circle, and the part of it without the circle, is equal to the square of the line which touches it. Let D be any point without the circle ABC, and DCA, DB two straight lines drawn from it, of which DCA cuts the circle, and DB touches it: the rectangle AD.DC is equal to the square of DB. D IC E A Either DCA passes through the centre, or it does not ; first, Let it pass through the centre E, and join EB ; therefore the angle EBD is a right (18. 3.) angle : and because the straight line AC is bisected in E, and produced to the point D, AD.DC + EC2 ED(6. 2.). But EC = EB, therefore AD. В, DC + EB: = ED2. Now ED2 (47.1.) EB: + BD, because EBD is a right angle ; therefore AD.DC+-EB:=EB: + BD, and taking EB2 from each, AD.DC BD2. But, if DCA does not pass through the centre of the circle ABC, take (1. 3.) the centre E, and draw EF perpendicular (12. 1.) to AC, and join EB, EC, ED : and because the straight line EF, which passes through the centre, cuts the straight line AC, which does not pass through the centre, at right angles, it likewise bisects (3. 3.) it ; therefore AF is equal to FC ; and be ; cause the straight line AC is bisected in F, and produced to D (6. 2.), AD.DC+FC?=B FD2 , add FE2 to both, then AD.DC+FC2 ; +FE2=FD2 +-FE'. But(47. 1.) EC-=FC2 F А Cor. If from any point without a circle, PROP. XXXVII. THEOR. If from a point without a circle there be drawn two straight lines, one of which cuts the circle, and the other meets it; if the rectangle contained by the whole line, which cuts the circle, and the part of it without the circle, be equal to the square of the line which meets it, the line which meets shall touch the circle. Let any point D be taken without the circle ABC, and from it let two straight lines DCA and DB be drawn, of which DCA cuts the circle, and DB meets it ; if the rectangle AD.DC, be equal to the square of DB, DB touches the circle. Draw (17. 3.) the straight line DE touching the circle ABC ; find the centre F, and join FE, FB, FD ; then FED is a right (18. 3.) angle : and because DE touches the circle ABC, and DCA cuts it, the rectangle AD.DC is equal (36. 3.) to the square of DE ; but the rectangle AD.DC is, by hypothesis, equal to the square of DB : therefore the square of DE is equal to the square of DB ; and the straight line DE equal to the straight line DB : but FE is :D equal to FB, wherefore DE, EF are equal to DB, BF; and the base FD is common to the two triangles DEF, DBF ; therefore the angle DEF is equal (8. 1.) to the angle DBF ; and DEF is a right angle, therefore also DBF is a right angle : but FB, if produced, is a BA E diameter, and the straight line which is drawn at right angles to a diameter, from the extremity of it, touches (16. 3.) the circle : there Н fore DB touches the circle ABC. Wherefore, if from a point, &c. Q. E. D. : A ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY. BOOK IV. DEFINITIONS. I. RECTILINEAL figure is said to be inscribed in another rectilineal A figure are upon the sides of the figure in which it II. about another figure, when all the sides of the |