#### Proposition 19.

In any triangle the greater angle is subtended by the greater side.

Let ABC be a triangle having the angle ABC greater than the angle BCA;

I say that the side AC is also greater than the side AB.

For, if not, AC is either equal to AB or less.

Now AC is not equal to AB; for then the angle ABC would also have been equal to the angle ACB; [I. 5] but it is not;

therefore AC is not equal to AB.

Neither is AC less than AB, for then the angle ABC would also have been less than the angle ACB; [I. 18] but it is not;

therefore AC is not less than AB.

And it was proved that it is not equal either.

Therefore AC is greater than AB.

Therefore etc.

Q. E. D.

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