Proposition: Prop. 8.13: Powers of Elements of Geometric Progression are in Geometric Progression

(Proposition 13 from Book 8 of Euclid's “Elements”)

If there are any multitude whatsoever of numbers in continued proportion, and each makes some (number by) multiplying itself, then the (numbers) created from them will (also) be in (continued) proportion. And if the original (numbers) make some (more numbers by) multiplying the created (numbers) then these will also be in (continued) proportion [and this always happens with the extremes].


Modern Formulation

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Adapted from (subject to copyright, with kind permission)

  1. Fitzpatrick, Richard: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"

Adapted from CC BY-SA 3.0 Sources:

  1. Prime.mover and others: "Pr∞fWiki",, 2016