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e. Cor. 32

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therefore as the base LXC to the base RVF; that is, as the triangle Book XII. ABC to the triangle DEF, fo is the prism having the triangle LXC for its base, and OMN the triangle opposite to it, to the prism of which the base is the triangle RVF, and the opposite triangle STY. and because the two prisms in the pyramid ABCG are equal to one another, and also the two prisms in the pyramid DEFH equal to one another, as the prism of which the base is the parallelogram KBXL and opposite side MO, to the prism having the triangle LXC for its base, and OMN the triangle opposite to it; so f is the prism 6. 7. 5o of which the base is the parallelogram PEVR, and opposite side TS, to the prism of which the base is the triangle RVF, and opposite triangleSTY. therefore, componendo, as the prisms KBXLMO,

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B X CE V F LXCOMN together are unto the prism LXCOMN; fo are the prisms PEVRTS, RVFSTY to the prism RVFSTY. and, permutando, as the prisms KBXLMO, LXCOMN are to the prisms PEVRTS, RVFSTY; fo is the prism LXCOMN to the prism RVFSTY. but as the prism LXCOMN to the prism RVFSTY, fo is, as has been proved, the bafe ABC to the base DEF. therefore as the base ABC to the base DEF, fo are the two prifms in the pyramid ABCG to the two prisis in the pyramid DEFH. and likewise if the pyramids now made, for example the two OMNG, STYH be divided in the same manner; as the base OMN is to the base STY, so Thall the two prisms in the pyramid OMNG be to the two prisms in the pyramid STYH. but the base OMN is to the base STY, as the base ABC to the base DEF; therefore as the base

Book XII. ABC to the base DEF, so are the two prisms in the pyramid ABCG

to the two prisms in the pyramid DEFH; and so are the two prisms in the pyramid OMNG to the two prisms in the pyramid STYH; and so are all four to all four. and the same thing may be shewn of the prisms made by dividing the pyramids AKLO and DPRS, and of all made by the same number of divisions. Q. E. D.

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P ular bares, are to one another as their bafes

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YRAMIDS of the same altitude which have trian

gular bases, are to one another as their bafes.

Let the pyramids of which the triangles ABC, DEF are the bases, and of which the vertices are the points G, H, be of the same altitude. as the base ABC to the base DEF, fo is the pyramid ABCG to the pyramid DEFH.

For, if it be not so, the base ABC must be to the base DEF, as the pyramid ABCG to a solid either less than the pyramid DEFH, or greater than it*. First, let it be to a solid less than it, viz. to the solid Q. and divide the pyramid DEFH into two equal pyra

mids, similar to the whole, and into two equal prisms. therefore 2. 3. 12. these two prisms are greater a than the half of the whole pyramid.

and, again, let the pyramids made by this division be in like manner divided, and so on, until the pyramids which remain undivided in the pyramid DEFH be, all of them together, less than the excess of the pyramid DEFH above the folid Q. let these, for example, be the pyramids DPRS,STYH. therefore the prisms, which make the rest of the pyramid DEFH, are greater than the solid Q. divide likewise the pyramid ABCG in the same manner, and into

as many parts, as the pyramid DEFH, therefore as the base ABC b. 4. 12. to the base DEF, fo b are the prisms in the pyramid ABCG to

the prisms in the pyramid DEFH. but as the base ABC to the base DEF, so, by hypothesis, is the pyramid ABCG to the folid Q; and therefore, as the pyramid ABCG to the solid Q, so are the prisms in the pyramid ABCG to the prisms in the pyramid

DEFH. but the pyramid ABCG is greater than the prisms conC. 14. 5. tained in it; wherefore C also the folid Q is greater than the prisms

in the pyramid DEFH. but it is also less, which is impossible.

* This may be explained the same way as at the note * in Proposition 2. in the like care.

therefore the base ABC is not to the base DEF, as the pyramid Book XII. ABCG to any solid which is less than the pyramid DEFH. in the fame manner it may be demonstrated, that the base DEF is not to the base ABC, as the pyramid DEFH to any folid which is less than the pyramid ABCG. Nor can the base ABC be to the base DEF, as the pyramid ABCG to any solid which is greater than the pyramid DEFH. for, if it be possible, let it be fo to a greater, viz. the solid Z. and because the base ABC is to the base DEF, as the pyramid ABCG to the folid Z; by inversion, as the base DEF to the base ABC, so is the solid Z to the pyramid ABCG. but as the solid Z is to the pyramid ABCG, so is the pyramid

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DEFH to some folid t, which must be less d than the pyramid d. 54. 5 ABCG, because the solid Z is greater than the pyramid DEFH. and therefore, as the base DEF to the base ABC, so is the pyramid DEFH to a solid less than the pyramid ABCG; the contrary to which has been proved. therefore the base ABC is not to the base DEF, as the pyramid ABCG to any folid which is greater than the pyramid DEFH. and it has been proved that neither is the base ABC to the base DEF, as the pyramid ABCG to any solid which is less than the pyramid DEFH. Therefore as the base ABC is to the base DEF, so is the pyramid ABCG to the pyramid DEFH. Wherefore pyramids, &c. Q. E. D.

† This may be explained the same way as the like at the mark t in Prop. 2.

Book XII.

PROP. VI.

THEOR.

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YRAMIDS of the same altitude which have polygons for their bases, are to one another as their bases.

Let the pyramids which have the polygons ABCDE, FGHKL for their bases, and their vertices in the points M, N, be of the fame altitude. as the base ABCDE to the base FGHKL, so is the pyramid ABCDEM to the pyramid FGHKLN.

Divide the base ABCDE into the triangles ABC, ACD, ADE; and the base FGHKL into the triangles FGH, FHK, FKL. and upon the bases ABC, ACD, ADE let there be as many pyramids of which the common vertex is the point M. and upon the remaining

bases as many pyramids having their common vertex in the point 2. 5. 12. N. therefore, since the triangle ABC is to the triangle FGH, as

the pyramid ABCM to the pyramid FGHN; and the triangle ACD to the triangle FGH, as the pyramid ACDMto the pyramid FGHN; and also the triangle ADE to the triangle FGH, as the pyramid

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G H ADEM to the pyramid FGHN; as all the first antecedents to their b. 2. Cor. common consequent, sob are all the other antecedents to their com

mon confequent; that is, as the base ABCDE to the base FGH, so is the pyramid ABCDEM to the pyramid FGHN. and for the same reafon, as the base FGHKL to the base FGH, fo is the pyramid FGHKLN to the pyramid FGHN. and, by inversion, as the base FGH to the base FGHKL, so is the pyramid FGHN to the pyramid FGHKLN. then because as the base ABCDE to the base FGH, fo is the pyramid ABCDEM to the pyramid FGHN; and as

the base FGH to the base FGHKL, so is the pyramid FGHN to the C. 220 5. pyramid FGHKLN; therefore, ex aequali“, as the bafe ABCDE to

the base FGHKL, so the pyramid ABCDEM to the pyramid Book XII. FGHKLN. Therefore pyramids, &c. Q. E. D.

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VERY prism having a triangular base may be

divided into three pyramids that have triangular bases, and are equal to one another.

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Let there be a prism of which the base is the triangle ABC, and let DEF be the triangle opposite to it. the prism ABCDEF may be divided into three equal pyramids having triangular bases.

Join BD, EC, CD, and because ABCD is a parallelogram of which BD is the diameter, the triangle ABD is equal a to the tri- a. 34. t. angle EBD; therefore the pyramid of which the base is the triangle ABD, and vertex the point C, is equal b to the pyramid of which bo 5• I * the base is the triangle EBD, and vertex the point C. but this pyramid is the same with the pyramid the base of which is the triangle EBC, and vertex the point D; for they are contained by the same planes. therefore the pyramid of which the base is the triangle ABD, and vertex the point C, is equal to the pyramid the base of which is the triangle EBC, and vertex the point D. again, because FCBE is a parallelogram of which the diameter is CE, the triangle ECF is equal a to

F the triangle ECB ; therefore the pyramid

D of which the base is the triangle ECB, and

E vertex the point D, is equal to the pyramid the base of which is the triangle ECF, and vertex the point D. but the pyramid of which the base is the triangle ECB, and

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B vertex the point D has been proved equal to the pyramid of which the base is the triangle ABD, and vertex the point C. Therefore the prism ABCDEF is divided into three equal pyramids having triangular bafes, viz. into the pyramids ABDC, EBDC, ECFD. and because the pyramid of which the base is the triangle ABD, and vertex the point C, is the same with the pyramid of which the base is the triangle ABC, and vertex the point D, for they are contained by the fame planes; and that the pyramid of which the base is the triangle ABD, and vertex the point C, has been demonstrated to be a third part of the prism the

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