Book XI. : PROP. XXVII. PROB. TO describe from a given straight line a solid pa. rallelepiped similar and similarly situated to one given. Let AB be the given straight line, and CD the given solid parallelepiped; it is required from AB to describe a solid parallelepiped similar and similarly situated to CD. a 26.11. b 12.6. At the point A of the given straight line AB make a solid angle equal to the solid angle at C, and let BAK, KAH, НАВ be the three plane angles which contain it, so that BAK be equal to the angle ECG, and KAH to GCF, and HAB to FCE: and as EC to CG, so make b BA to AK; and as GC to CF, so make b KA to AH; wherefore, ex aqualis, as EC to c 22.5. CF, so is BA to AH: complete the parallelogram BH, and the solid AL: and L H CG, so BA to AK, D M the sides about the F EG. For the same reason, the parallelogram KH is similar to GF, and HB to FE. Wherefore, three parallelograms of the solid AL are similar to three of the solid CD; and the three opposite ones in each solid d 24. 11. are equald and similar to these, each to each. Also, because the plane angles which contain the solid angles of the figures are equal, each to each, and situated in the same order, the solid e B. 11. angles are equal, each to each. Therefore the solid AL is f 11. def. similar f to the solid CD. Wherefore from a given straight line AB a solid parallelepiped AL has been described, similar and similarly situated to the given one CD. Which was to be done. 11. Book XI. PROP. XXVIII. THEOR. IF a solid parallelepiped be cut by a plane passing See N. through the diagonals of two of the opposite planes; it shall be cut in two equal parts. Let AB be a solid parallelepiped, and DE, CF the diagonals of the opposite parallelograms AH, GB, viz. those which are drawn betwixt the equal angles in each: and because CD, FE are each of them parallel to GA, and not in the same plane with it, CD, FE are parallela; wherefore the diagonals CF, DĘ are a 9. 11. prism contained by the two triangles CGF, DAE, and the three parallelograms CA, GE, EC, is equal e e C. 11. to the prism contained by the two triangles CBF, DHE, and the three parallelograms BE, CH, EC, because they are contained by the same number of equal and similar planes, alike situated, and none of their solid angles are contained by more than three plane angles. Therefore the solid AB is cut into two equal parts by the plane CDEF. Q. E. D. N. B. The insisting straight lines of a parallelepiped, men' tioned in the next and some following propositions, are the sides ' of the parallelograms betwixt the base and the opposite plane ' parallel to it.' PROP. XXIX. THEOR. SOLID parallelepipeds upon the same base, and of See N. the same altitude, the insisting straight lines of which are terminated in the same straight lines in the plane opposite to the base, are equal to one another. Book XI. Let the solid parallelepipeds AH, AK be upon the same base AB, and of the same altitude, and let their insisting straight lines AF, AG, LM, LN be terminated in the same straight line FN, and CD, CE, BH, BK be terminated in the same straight line DK; the solid AH is equal to the solid AK. See the figures below. First, let the parallelograms DG, HN, which are opposite to the base AB, have a common side HG: then, because the solid AH is cut by the plane AGHC passing through the diagonals AG, CH of the opposite planes ALGF, CBHD, AH is cut into a 28. 11. two equal parts a by the plane AGHC: therefore the solid AH is double of the prism which is contained betwixt the triangles d 36. 1. e 24. 11. But, let the parallelograms DM, EN opposite to the base, have no common side: then, because CH, CK are parallelob 34.1. grams, CB is equalb to each of the opposite sides DH, EK; wherefore DH is equal to EK: add, or take away the common part HE; then DE is equal to HK: wherefore also the triangle CDE is equals to the triangle BHK: and the parallelogram DG is equald to the parallelogram HN: for the same reason, the triangle AFG is equal to the triangle LMN, and the parallelogram CF is equale to the parallelogram BM, and с 38. 1. CG to BN; for they are opposite. Therefore the prism which is contained by the two triangles AFG, CDE, and the three parallelograms AD, DG, GC, is equalf to the prism containFC. 11. ed by the two triangles LMN, BHK, and the three parallelograms BM, MK, KL. If therefore the prism LMNBHK be i taken from the solid of which the base is the parallelogram AB, Book XI. and in which FDKN is the one opposite to it; and if from this same solid there be taken the prism AFGCDE, the remaining solid, viz. the parallelepiped AH, is equal to the remaining parallelepiped AK. Therefore, solid parallelepipeds, &c. Q. E. D. PROP. XXX. THEOR. SOLID parallelepipeds upon the same base, and See N. of the same altitude, the insisting straight lines of which are not terminated in the same straight lines in the plane opposite to the base, are equal to one another. Let the parallelepipeds CM, CN be upon the same base AB, and of the same altitude, but their insisting straight lines AF, AG, LM, LN, CD, CE, BH, BK not terminated in the same straight lines: the solids CM, CN are equal to one another. Produce FD, MH, and NG, KE, and let them meet one another in the points O, P, Q, R; and join AO, LP, BQ, CR: and because the plane LBHM is parallel to the opposite plane ACDF, and that the plane LBHM is that in which are the parallels LB, MHPQ, in which also is the figure BLPQ; and the plane ACDF is that in which are the parallels AC, FDOR, in which also is the figure CAOR; therefore the figures BLPQ, CAOR are in parallel planes: in like manner, because the plane ALNG is parallel to the opposite plane CBKE, and that the plane ALNG is that in which are the parallels AL, OPGN, in which also is the Book XI. figure ALPO; and the plane CBKE is that in which are the parallels CB, RQEK, in which also is the figure CBQR; therefore the figures ALPO, CBQR are in parallel planes: and the planes ACBL, ORQP are parallel; therefore the solid CP is a parallelepiped: but the solid CM, of which the base is ACBL, to which a 29. 11. FDHM is the opposite parallelogram, is equal to the solid CP, of which the base is the parallelogram ACBL, to which ORQP is the one opposite, because they are upon the same base, and their insisting straight lines AF, AO, CD, CR; LM, LP, BH, BQ are in the same straight lines FR, MQ: and the solid CP is equal to the solid CN; for they are upon the same base ACBL, and their insisting straight lines AO, AG, LP, LN; CR, CE, BQ, BK are in the same straight lines OL, RK; therefore the solid CM is equal to the solid CN. Wherefore, solid parallelepipeds, &c. Q. E. D. See N. PROP. XXXI. THEOR. SOLID parallelepipeds which are upon equal bases, and of the same altitude, are equal to one another. Let the solid parallelepipeds AE, CF be upon equal bases AB, CD, and be of the same altitude; the solid AE is equal to the solid CF. First, Let the insisting straight lines be at right angles to the bases AB, CD, and let the bases be placed in the same plane, |