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[85a] cut in two each of these spaces?

Boy
Yes.

Socrates
And have we here four equal lines1 containing this space2?

Boy
We have.

Socrates
Now consider how large this space3 is.

Boy
I do not understand.

Socrates
Has not each of the inside lines cut off half of each of these four spaces?

Boy
Yes.

Socrates
And how many spaces of that size are there in this part?

Boy
Four.

Socrates
And how many in this4?

Boy
Two.

Socrates
And four is how many times two?

Boy
Twice.


1 BD, DF, FH, HB.

2 BDFH.

3 BDFH.

4 ABCD.

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