Proposition: 2.14: Constructing a Square from a Rectilinear Figure
(Proposition 14 from Book 2 of Euclid's “Elements”)
To construct a square equal to a given rectilinear figure.
* Let $A$ be the given rectilinear figure.
* So it is required to construct a square equal to the rectilinear figure $A$.
It is possible to construct a square with the area equal to the area of a given an arbitrary convex \(n\)-sided figure.
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