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How would I make an isosceles triangle according to Euclid?

Asked by blakemasnor (320points) October 3rd, 2010

Does he talk about that in any of his books or is it a given?
I haven’t read any of his stuff, just curious.

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More information needed…

But there is a fairly easy way with a compass and straight edge.

1) Draw a line “AB”
2) Use a compass and put one end on A and one end on B and trace out an arc (with A at the center and the pencil side starting at B).
3) Connect A to any point on the arc (call it C) making a line “AC.”
4) Connect B to C.

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