Proposition: Prop. 13.02: Converse of Area of Square on Greater Segment of Straight Line cut in Extreme and Mean Ratio
(Proposition 2 from Book 13 of Euclid's “Elements”)
If the square on a straight line is five times the (square) on a piece of it, and double the aforementioned piece is cut in extreme and mean ratio, then the greater piece is the remaining part of the original straight line.
* For let the square on the straight line $AB$ be five times the (square) on the piece of it, $AC$.
* And let $CD$ be double $AC$.
* I say that if $CD$ is cut in extreme and mean ratio then the greater piece is $CB$.
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- Lemma: Lem. 13.02: Converse of Area of Square on Greater Segment of Straight Line cut in Extreme and Mean Ratio
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- Fitzpatrick, Richard: Euclid's "Elements of Geometry"
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- Prime.mover and others: "Pr∞fWiki", https://proofwiki.org/wiki/Main_Page, 2016