rectangle A B, CB; To each of these equals add A F, which is equal to the square of AC; therefore the gnomon A K F, together with the squares CK, HF, is equal to twice the rectangle A B, BC, and the square of Ac: But the gnomon AKF, together with the squares CK, HF, make up the whole figure A DEB and ck, which are the squares of AB and BC: Therefore the squares of aB and BC are equal to twice the rectangle A B, BC, together with the squares of AC. Wherefore, if a straight line, &c. Q. E. D. PROP. VIII. THEOR. If a straight line be divided into any two parts, four times the rectangle contained by the whole line, and one of the parts, together with the square of the other part, is equal to the square of the straight line which is made up of the whole and that part. Let the straight line AB be divided into any two parts in the point c; four times the rectangle A B, BC, together with the square of Ac, is equal to the square of the straight line made up of AB and BC together. Produce AB to D, so that bo be equal to CB, and upon ad describe the square AEFD; and construct two figures such as in the preceding. Because CB is equal to BD, and that cb is equal (1. 34.) to GK, and bo to KN; therefore gk is 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 CK is equal (1. 36.) to BN, and go to RN: But ck is equal (1. 43.) to Rn, because they are the complements of the parallelogram co; therefore also on is equal to GR, and the four rectangles BN, CK, GR, RN are therefore equal to one another, and so are quadruple of one of them ck: Again, because CB А с B D G N R E H н L F is equal to bd, and that bp is equal (11. 4. Cor.) to bk, that is, to cg; and cb equal to GK, that (11. 4. Cor.) is, to GP; M therefore cg is equal to GP: and because cg is equal to GP, X and PR to Ro, the rectangle AG is equal to MP, and PL to RF: But MP is equal (1. 43.) to PL, because they are the complements of the parallelogram ML; wherefore ag is equal also to RF; Therefore the four rectangles AG, MP, PL, RF are equal to one another, and so are quadruple of one of them AG; and it was demonstrated, that the four CK, BN, GR, and Rn are quadruple of ck: Therefore the eight rectangles which contain the gnomon A0H, are quadruple of AK: And because AK is the rectangle contained by AB, BC, for ek is equal to BC, therefore four times the rectangle A B, BC is quadruple of AK : But the gnomon AOH was demonstrated to be quadruple of A K; therefore four times the rectangle A B, BC is equal to the gnomon AoH. To each of these add xy, which is equal (11. 4. Cor.) to the square of Ac; Therefore four times the rectangle A B, BC, together with the square of Ac, is equal to the gnomon Aoh and the square xh: But the gnomon Aon 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. IX. THEOR. If a straight line be divided into two equal, and E also into 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 section. Let the straight line A B be divided at the point c into two equal, and at d into two unequal parts : The squares of AD, DB are together double of the squares of AC, CD. From the point c draw (1. 11.) CE at right angles to AB, and make it equal to Ac or CB, and join E A, EB; through d draw (1. 31.) DF parallel to CE, and through F draw FG parallel to AB; and join AF: Then, because Ac is equal to CE, the angle EAC is equal (1. 5.) to the angle AEC; and because the angle ACE is a right angle, the two others A EC, EAC together make one right angle (1. 32.); and they are equal to one another; each of them, therefore, is half of a right angle. For the same reason each of the angles CEB, EBC is half a right angle; and therefore the whole AEB is a right angle: And because the angle GEF is half a right angle, and EGF a right angle, for it is equal (1. 29.) to the interior and opposite angle ECB, the remaining angle EFG is half a right angle; therefore, the angle GEF is equal to the angle E F G, and the side EG equal (1. 6.) to the side GF: Again, because the angle at B is half a right angle and FDB a right angle, for it is equal (1. 29.) 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 side to (1. 6.) the side 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 G А с D B AC: But the square of EA is equal (I. 47.) to the square 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 the square of GF; but the square of EF is equal to the squares of EG, GF: therefore the square of EF is double of the square of GF; and GF is equal (1. 34.) to cd: therefore the square of EF is double of the square of CD: But the square of A E 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 equal (1. 47.) to the squares of A E, EF, because A E F is a right angle; therefore the square of A F is double of the squares of AC, CD: But the squares of AD, DF are equal to the square of A F, 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. PROP. X. THEOR. If a straight line be bisected, and produced to any point, the square of the whole line thus produced, and the square of the part of it produced, are together double of the square of half the line bisected, and of the square of the line made up of the half and the part produced. Let the straight line A B be bisected in c, and produced to the point D; the squares of AD, DB are double the squares of A C, CD. From the point c draw (1. 11.) CE at right angles to AB: And make it equal to Ac or CB, and join A E, EB; through E draw (1. 31.) EF parallel to A B, and through D draw DF parallel to CE: And because the straight line EF meets the parallels EC, FD, the angles CEF, EFD are equal (1. 29.) to two right angles; and therefore the angles BEF, EFD are less than two right angles : But straight lines which with another straight line make the interior angles upon the same side less than two right angles, do meet (Ax. 12.) if produced far enough : Therefore E B, FD shall meet, if produced towards B, D: Let them meet in G, and join Ag: Then, because AC is equal to CE, the angle CEA is equal (1. 5.) to the angle EAC; and the angle ACE is a right angle; therefore each of the angles CEA, E AC is half a right angle (1. 32.): For the same reason, each of the angles CEB, EBC is half a right angle; therefore AEB is a right angle : And because EBC is half a right angle, DBG is also (1. 15.) half a right angle, for they are vertically opposite; but BDG is a right angle, because it is equal (1. 29.) to the alternate angle DCE; therefore the remaining angle DGB is half a right angle, and is therefore equal to the angle DBG; wherefore also the side bp is equal (1. 6.) to the side DG : Again, because EGF is half a right angle, and that the angle at F is a right angle, because it is equal (1. 31.) to the opposite angle ECD, the remaining angle FEG is half a right angle, and equal to the angle EGF ; wherefore also the side GF is equal (1. 6.) to the side FE. |