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Van Schooten's Ruler Constructions - Solution to Problem VI

Author(s): 
C. Edward Sandifer

Problem VI:   To a given straight line AB and at a given point C in that line, to construct an angle given ACI equal to a given rectilineal angle E.

 

Construction:  Construct above DE by the 4th problem, a perpendicular DF, meeting EF at F, and put at the point C in AB a line CG equal to ED, and from G construct over AB, by the preceding problem a perpendicular GH:  I say that GI equals DF, and joining CI, the angle ACI will equal the angle E.

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       The other eight problems

                          

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