# Proposition: 3.33: Construction of Segment on Given Line Admitting Given Angle

### (Proposition 33 from Book 3 of Euclid's “Elements”)

To draw a segment of a circle, accepting an angle equal to a given rectilinear angle, on a given straight line. * Let $AB$ be the given straight line, and $C$ the given rectilinear angle. * So it is required to draw a segment of a circle, accepting an angle equal to $C$, on the given straight line $AB$.

### Modern Formulation

It is possible to construct segment of a circle, such that its inscribed angle (in the three illustrated cases above the respective angles $\angle{ABE}$, $\angle{AEB}$, and $\angle{AHB}$) is equal to a given rectilinear angle (in the three illustrated cases above the respective acute $\angle{C}$ , right $\angle{C}$, and obtuse $\angle{C}$) and its legs are adjacent to a given chord ($\overline{AB}$) of this circle.

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

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1. Prime.mover and others: "Pr∞fWiki", https://proofwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page, 2016