Book I, Propositions 2 and 3

Back to Propositions 2 and 3.

Problems

1.   Draw a straight line.
1.   Using the construction of Proposition 2, draw an equal straight line
1.   at a point of your choosing.

2.   Draw two unequal straight lines.
1.   Using a compass, cut off from the longer one a straight line equal to
1.   the shorter.

3.   Refer to the numbered lines in the text, and point out the six formal
1.   divisions of Proposition 2.

To see the answer, pass your mouse over the colored area.
To cover the answer again, click "Refresh" ("Reload").

Enunciation:  Line 1.

Setting-out:  Line 2.

Specification:  Lines 3 and 4.

Construction:  Lines 5 - 12.

Proof:  Lines 13 - 22.

Closing:  Lines 23 - 25.

4.   a)  Refer to the numbered lines in the text, and point out the five
4.   a)  formal divisions of Proposition 3.

Enunciation:  Lines 1 and 2.

Setting-out:  Lines 3 and 4.

Specification:  Line 5.

Construction:  Lines 6 and 7.

Proof:  Lines 8 - 12.

Closing:  Lines 13 - 15.

4.   b)  Practice writing out Proposition 3.


Next proposition

Previous proposition

Table of Contents | Introduction | Home


Please make a donation to keep TheMathPage online.
Even $1 will help.


Copyright © 2014 Lawrence Spector

Questions or comments?

E-mail:  themathpage@nyc.rr.com