Proposition: 6.25: Construction of Figure Similar to One and Equal to Another
(Proposition 25 from Book 6 of Euclid's “Elements”)
To construct a single (rectilinear figure) similar to a given rectilinear figure, and equal to a different given rectilinear figure.
* Let $ABC$ be the given rectilinear figure to which it is required to construct a similar (rectilinear figure), and $D$ the (rectilinear figure) to which (the constructed figure) is required (to be) equal.
* So it is required to construct a single (rectilinear figure) similar to $ABC$, and equal to $D$.
It is possible to construct a rectilinear figure ($KGH$) similar to a given rectilinear figure ($ABC$) and having the same area as another given rectilinear figure ($D$).
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Adapted from (subject to copyright, with kind permission)
- Fitzpatrick, Richard: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"
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- Prime.mover and others: "Pr∞fWiki", https://proofwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page, 2016