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[82e] of that figure be. This one is two feet long: what will be the side of the other, which is double in size?

Clearly, Socrates, double.

Do you observe, Meno, that I am not teaching the boy anything, but merely asking him each time? And now he supposes that he knows about the line required to make a figure of eight square feet; or do you not think he does?

I do.

Well, does he know?

Certainly not.

He just supposes it, from the double size required?


Now watch his progress in recollecting, by the proper use of memory. Tell me, boy,

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