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Socrates
And how many feet is this space1?

Boy
Eight feet.

Socrates
From what line do we get this figure?

Boy
From this.

Socrates
From the line drawn corner-wise across the (our-foot figure?

Boy
Yes.

Socrates
The professors call it the diagonal: so if the diagonal is its name, then according to you, Meno's boy, the double space is the square of the diagonal.

Boy
Yes, certainly it is, Socrates.

Socrates
What do you think, Meno? Was there any opinion that he did not give as an answer of his own thought?


1 BDFH.

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