# Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry from the Works of A.M. Legendre: Adapted to the Course of Mathematical Instruction in the United States

A.S. Barnes, 1872 - Geometry - 455 pages

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Page 99 - The area of a parallelogram is equal to the product of its base and altitude.
Page 90 - PROBLEM XV. To inscribe a circle in a given triangle. Let ABC be the given triangle. Bisect the angles A and B, by the lines AO and BO, meeting in the point 0 (Prob.
Page 46 - All the interior angles of any rectilineal figure, together with four right angles, are equal to twice as many right angles as the figure has sides.
Page 104 - The square described on the hypothenuse of a rightangled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares described on the other two sides.
Page 31 - THEOREM. If two angles of a triangle are equal, the sides opposite to them are also equal, and consequently, the triangle is isosceles.
Page 16 - A SCALENE TRIANGLE is one which has no two of its sides equal ; as the triangle GH I.
Page 28 - If two triangles have two sides of the one equal to two sides of the other, each to each, and the included angles unequal, the third sides will be unequal; and the greater side will belong to the triangle which has the greater included angle.
Page 154 - DE, are like parts of the circumferences to which they belong, and similar sectors, as A CH and 'D OE, are like parts of the circles to which they belong : hence, similar arcs are to each other as their radii, and similar sectors are to each other as the squares of their radii.