|The Method Proposition 2 Prelude|
In order to facilitate the reading of Proposition 2 of The Method note that:
(1) Two weights balance about the fulcrum of a balance beam at distances reciprocally proportional to their magnitudes;
(2) The volume of a cone is one-third the volume of the cylinder with the same base and equal height;
(3) If the dimensions of a cone are doubled then its volume is increased by a factor of eight.
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