Proposition: Prop. 10.094: Side of Area Contained by Rational Straight Line and Fourth Apotome

(Proposition 94 from Book 10 of Euclid's “Elements”)

If an area is contained by a rational (straight line) and a fourth apotome then the square root of the area is a minor (straight line). * For let the area $AB$ have been contained by the rational (straight line) $AC$ and the fourth apotome $AD$. * I say that the square root of area $AB$ is a minor (straight line).


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Adapted from (subject to copyright, with kind permission)

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

Adapted from CC BY-SA 3.0 Sources:

  1. Prime.mover and others: "Pr∞fWiki",, 2016