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[82c]

Socrates
Now, a square figure has these lines, four in number, all equal?

Boy
Certainly.

Socrates
And these, drawn through the middle,1 are equal too, are they not?

Boy
Yes.

Socrates
And a figure of this sort may be larger or smaller?

Boy
To be sure.

Socrates
Now if this side were two feet and that also two, how many feet would the whole be? Or let me put it thus: if one way it were two feet, and only one foot the other, of course the space would be two feet taken once ?

Boy
Yes.


1 i.e., the middle of each side of the square.

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