Proposition: 3.04: Chords do not Bisect Each Other
(Proposition 4 from Book 3 of Euclid's “Elements”)
In a circle, if two straight lines, which are not through the center, cut one another then they do not cut one another in half.
* Let $ABCD$ be a circle, and within it, let two straight lines, $AC$ and $BD$, which are not through the center, cut one another at (point) $E$.
* I say that they do not cut one another in half.
Let $AC$ und $BD$ be chords, which do not go through the center of a given circle. If $AC$ and $BD$ cut one another, then they do not bisect each other.
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- Fitzpatrick, Richard: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"
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