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Given two unequal straight lines, to cut off from the greater a straight line equal to the less.

• Start with the line segments AB and C, with AB greater than C.

• Let line AD be created from point A, equal to line C (see Proposition 2).

• Create the circle DEF around point A with a radius of AD.

• Place point E on the intersection of the circle DEF and the line AB.

The line AE has been created on line AB equal to line C.

• Start with the line segments AB and C, with AB greater than C.

• Let line AD be created from point A, equal to line C (see Proposition 2).

• Create the circle DEF around point A with a radius of AD.

• Place point E on the intersection of the circle DEF and the line AB.

The line AE has been created on line AB equal to line C.

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