Proof: By Euclid
(related to Proposition: Prop. 9.29: Odd Number multiplied by Odd Number is Odd)
- For since $A$ has made $C$ (by) multiplying $B$, $C$ is thus composed out of so many (magnitudes) equal to $B$, as many as (there) are units in $A$ [Def. 7.15] .
- And each of $A$, $B$ is odd.
- Thus, $C$ is composed out of odd (numbers), (and) the multitude of them is odd.
- Hence $C$ is odd [Prop. 9.23].
- (Which is) the very thing it was required to show.
Adapted from (subject to copyright, with kind permission)
- Fitzpatrick, Richard: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"