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#1 2013-05-25 23:46:51

{7/3}
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What is this?

"in any circle a central angle is proportional to the arc it creates"-is this a postulate or proposition?

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#2 2013-05-26 01:51:37

bob bundy
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Re: What is this?

In book 3 of the Elements, Euclid treats it as a postulate (definition).

definition 11. Similar segments of circles are those accepting equal angles,

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#3 2013-05-26 02:08:01

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Re: What is this?

Thanks.


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