(related to Corollary: Cor. 12.08: Volumes of Similar Tetrahedra are in Cubed Ratio of Corresponding Sides)

- For, dividing them into the pyramids (contained) within them which have triangular bases, with the similar polygons of the bases also being divided into similar triangles (which are) both equal in number, and corresponding, to the wholes [Prop. 6.20].
- As one pyramid having a triangular base in the former (pyramid having a polygonal base is) to one pyramid having a triangular base in the latter (pyramid having a polygonal base), so (the sum of) all the pyramids having triangular bases in the former pyramid will also be to (the sum of) all the pyramids having triangular bases in the latter pyramid [Prop. 5.12] - that is to say, the (former) pyramid itself having a polygonal base to the (latter) pyramid having a polygonal base.
- And a pyramid having a triangular base is to a (pyramid) having a triangular base in the cubed ratio of corresponding sides [Prop. 12.8].
- Thus, a (pyramid) having a polygonal base also has to to a (pyramid) having a similar base the cubed ratio of a (corresponding) side to a (corresponding) side.∎

**Fitzpatrick, Richard**: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"