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Book I Proposition 47 | |
The angle DBC is equal to the angle FBA (for each is a right angle). Let the angle ABC be added to each; therefore the whole angle ABD is equal to the whole angle FBC. [C.N.2] And, since AB is equal to FB, and BD to BC, the two sides AB, BD are equal to the two sides FB, BC respectively, and the angle ABD is equal to the angle FBC; therefore the base AD is equal to the base FC, and the triangle ABD is equal to the triangle FBC. [I.4] |
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