PROP. XXXVI. THEOR. PARALLELOGRAMS upon equal bases, and between the same parallels, are equal to one another. Let ABCD, EFGH be pa- A DE H rallelograms upon equal bases BC, FG, and between the same parallels AH, BG; the parallelogram ABCD is equal to EFGÅ. Join BE, CH; and because B F G BC is equal to FG, and FG to (34. 1.) EH, BC is equal to EH; and they are parallels, and joined towards the same parts by the straight lines BE, CH; but straight lines which join equal and parallel straight lines towards the same parts, are themselves equal and parallel ; (33. 1.) therefore EB, CH are both equal and parallel, and EBCH is a parallelogram; and it is equal (35. 1.) to ABCD, because it is upon the same base BC, and between the same parallels BC, AD : for the like reason, the parallelogram EFGH is equal to the same EBCH; therefore also the parallelogram ABCD is equal to EFGH. Wherefore parallelograms, &c. Q. E. D. PROP. XXXVII. THEOR. TRIANGLES upon the same base, and between the same parallels, are equal to one another. Let the triangles ABC, DBC be upon the same base BC, and between the same parallels AD, E A D BC: the triangle ABC is equal to the triangle DBC. Produce AD both ways to the points E, F, and through B draw (31. 1.) BE parallel to CA; and through C draw CF parallel to BD: therefore each of the fi B с gures EBCA, DBCF is a parallelogram ; and EBCA is equal (35. 1.) to DBCF, because they are upon the same base BC, and between the same parallels BC, EF; and the triangle ABC is the half of the parallelogram EBCA, because the diameter AB bisects (34. 1.) it; and the triangle DBC is the half of the pa-, rallelogram DBCF, because the diameter DC bisects it: but the halves of equal things are equal: (7. Ax.) therefore the triangle ABC is equal to the triangle DBC. Wherefore triangles, &c. Q. E. D. PROP. XXXVIII. THEOR. TRIANGLES upon equal bases, and between the same parallels, are equal to one another. Let the triang!es ABC, DEF be upon equal bases BC, EF, and between the same parallels BF, AD: the triangle ABC is equal to the triangle DEF. . Produce AD both ways to the points G, H, and through B draw BG parallel (31. 1.) to CA, and through F draw FH parallel to ED: then each G A H Η of the figures GBCA, DEFH is a parallelogram ; and they are equal (36. 1.). to one another, because they are upon equal bases BC, EF, and between the В. F same parallels BF, GH; and the triangle ABC is the half (34. 1.) of the parallelogram GBCA, because the diameter AB bisects it; and the triangle DEF is the half (34. 1.) of the parallelogram DEFH, because the diameter DF bisects it: but the halves of equal things are equal ; (7. Ax.) therefore the triangle ABC is equal to the triangle DEF. Wherefore triangles, &c. Q. E. D. PROP. XXXIX. THEOR. EQUAL triangles upon the same base, and upon the same side of it, are between the same parallels. Let the equal triangles ABC, DBC be upon the same base BC, and upon the same side of it; they are between the same parallels. Join AD; AD is parallel to BC: for, if it is not, through the point A draw (31. 1.) AE parallel to BC, and join EC; the triangle ABC is equal (37. 1.) to the triangle EBC, because it is upon the same base BC, and between the same A D parallels BC, AE: but the triangle ABC is equal to the triangle BDC; therefore also E the triangle BDC is equal to the triangle EBC, the greater to the less, which is impossible; therefore AE is'not parallel to BC. In the same manner, it can be demonstrated B that no other line but AD is parallel to BC; AD is therefore parallel to it. Wherefore equal triangles upon, &c. Q. E. D. PROP. XL. THEOR. EQUAL triangles upon equal bases, in the same straight. line, and towards the same parts, are between the same parallels. Let the equal triangles ABC, DEF be upon equal bases BC, EF, in the same straight line А D BF, and towards the same parts; they are between the same parallels. Join AD; AD is parallel to BC; for if it is not, through A draw (31. 1.) AG parallel to B C E BF, and join GF: the triangle ABC is equal (38. 1.) to the triangle GEF, because they are upon equal bases BC, EF, and between the same parallels BF, AG: but the triangle ABC is equal to the triangle DEF; therefore also the triangle DEF is equal to the triangle GEF, the greater to the less, which is impossible ; therefore AG is not parallel to BF: and in the same manner it can be demonstrated that there is no other parallel to it but AD; AD is therefore parallel to BF. Wherefore, equal triangles, &c. Q. E. D. PROP. XLI. THEOR. IF a parallelogram and triangle be upon the same base, and between the same parallels; the parallelogram shall be double of the triangle. Let the parallelogram ABCD and the triangle EBC be upon the same base BC, and between the same parallels BC, AE; the parallelogram ABCD is double of the triangle EBC. Join AC; then the triangle ABC is D E equal (37. 1.) to the triangle EBC, because they are upon the same base BC, and between the same parallels BC, AE. But the parallelogram ABCD is double (34. 1.) of the triangle ABC, because the diameter AC divides it into two equal parts ; wherefore ABCD is also double B of the triangle EBC. Therefore, if a parallelogram, &c. Q. E. D. PROP. XLII. PROB. To describe a parallelogram that shall be equal to a given triangle, and have one of its angles equal to a given rectilineal angle. Let ABC be the given triangle, and D the given rectilineal angle. It is required to describe a parallelogram that shall be equal to the given triangle ABC, and have one of its angles equal to D. Bisect (10. 1.) BC in E, join AE, and at the point E in the straight line EC make (23. 1.) the angle CEF equal to D; and through A draw (31. 1.) AG parallel to EC, and through C draw CG (31. 1.) parallel to EF: there A F G fore FECG' is a parallelogram: and because BE is equal to EC, the triangle ABE is likewise equal (38. 1.) to the triangle AEC, since D they are upon equal bases BE, EC, and between the same parallels BC, AG; therefore the triangle ABC is double of the trian B E C gle AEC; and the parallelogram FECG is likewise double (41. I.) of the triangle AEC, because it is upon the same base, and between the same parallels: therefore the parallelogram FECG is equal to the triangle ABC, and it has one of its angles CEF equal to the given angle D. Wherefore there has been described a parallelogram FECG equal to a given triangle ABC, having one of its angles CEF equal to the given angle D. Which was to be done. PROP. XLIII. THEOR. The complements of the parallelograms which are about the diameter of any parallelogram, are equal to one another. Let ABCD be a parallelogram, of which the diameter is AC, and EH, FG the parallelograms A H D about AC, that is, through which K AC passes, and BK, KD the other parallelograms which make up the E whole figure ABCD, which are therefore called the complements : the complement BK is equal to the complement KD. Because ABCD is a parallelogram, B G с and AC its diameter, the triangle ABC is equal (34. 1.) to the triangle ADC: and because EKHA is a parallelogram, the diameter of which is AK, the triangle AEK is equal to the triangle AHK : by the same reason, the triangle KGC is equal to the triangle KFC: then, because the triangle AEK is equal to the triangle AHK, and the triangle KGC to KFC ; the triangle AEK, together with the triangle KGC, is equal to the triangle AHK together with the triangle KFC': but the whole triangle ABC is equal to the whole ADC; therefore the remaining complement BK is equal to the remaining complement KD. Wherefore the complements, &c. Q. E. D. PROP. XLIV. PROB. To a given straight line to apply a parallelogram, which shall be equal to a given triangle, and have one of its angles equal to a given rectilineal angle. Let AB be the given straight line, and C the given triangle, and D the given rectilineal angle. It is required to apply to th straight line AB a parallelogram equal to the triangle C, and having an angle equal to D. |