Proposition: 3.22: Opposite Angles of Cyclic Quadrilateral
(Proposition 22 from Book 3 of Euclid's “Elements”)
For quadrilaterals within circles, the (sum of the) opposite angles is equal to two right angles.
* Let $ABCD$ be a circle, and let $ABCD$ be a quadrilateral within it.
* I say that the (sum of the) opposite angles is equal to two right angles.
In a quadrilateral built upon four secants of a given circle, the sum of the opposite angles is $180^\circ$.
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- Fitzpatrick, Richard: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"
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