## Elements of Geometry and Trigonometry from the Works of A.M. Legendre: Revised and Adapted to the Course of Mathematical Instruction in the United States |

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ABCD adjacent altitude base called centre chord circle circumference circumscribed common comp cone consequently construction contained corresponding Cosine Cotang cylinder described determine diagonal diameter difference distance divided draw drawn edges equal equations equivalent expressed extremity faces fall feet figure follows formed four frustum given greater half height hence hypothenuse included inscribed intersect length less logarithm magnitudes manner means measured meet middle multiplied opposite parallel parallelogram parallelopipedon pass perimeter perpendicular plane polygon prism PROBLEM proportional PROPOSITION pyramid radii radius ratio reason rectangle regular remaining right angles right-angled triangle Scholium segment sides similar sine solidity sphere square straight line suppose taken Tang tangent THEOREM third triangle triangle ABC unit vertex vertices whole

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