## Elements of geometry, based on Euclid, books i-iii |

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If D be not And because in FG , the diameter of the circle ABC , there is

If D be not And because in FG , the diameter of the circle ABC , there is

**taken**the point D , not the centre ; Therefore DG is the greatest straight line ... One**circumference of a circle**cannot cut another in more than**two points**. Page 91

Next , let the

Next , let the

**circle**ACK touch the**circle**ABC externally in the point A. Then ACK cannot touch ABC in**any**other point ... But because the**two points**A , C are in ABC , the**circumference**of the**circle**ABC , the which is straight line AC ... Page 95

2 ) ; and

2 ) ; and

**that**it touches it only in one point , because if it did meet the**circle**in**two points**it would fall within ... a straight line from a**given**point , either without or in the**circumference**, which shalt touch a**given circle**. Page 117

**2**. If**two circles**cut each other ,**any two**parallel straight lines drawn through the**points**of section to cut the ... Through a**given point**, which is not the centre , draw the least line to meet the**circumference**of a**given circle**...### What people are saying - Write a review

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