If two triangles have the two sides equal to two sides respectively, but have the base greater than the base, they will also have the one of the angles contained by the equal straight lines greater than the other.
Let ABC, DEF be two triangles having the two sides AB, AC equal to the two sides DE, DF respectively, namely AB to DE, and AC to DF; and let the base BC be greater than the base EF; I say that the angle BAC is also greater than the angle EDF. For, if not, it is either equal to it or less. Now the angle BAC is not equal to the angle EDF; for then the base BC would also have been equal to the base EF, [I. 4]
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