## A Short History of Greek Mathematics |

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Page 145 - At a given point in a given straight line, to make a rectilineal angle equal to a given rectilineal angle. Let AB be the given straight line, and A the given point in, it, and DCE the given rectilineal angle ; it is required to make...

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