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# The Life and Works of Euclid

Euclid Euclid an ancient Greek mathematician once said to a king Theres no royal road to geometry By that he meant that theres no shortcuts to geometry You have to work hard and learn it the long way In this research paper I will tell you what made him famous and what he did Very little is known about Euclids life One of the reasons is because he gets mixed up with Euclid of Megara a Socratic philosopher Another reason is because some of his work was destroyed in a fire It is not sure where or when he was born but it is believed he was born in Athens and lived from about 365 to 300 BC He was educated there by the followers of Pluto Most of Euclids work was on geometry To be more specific he studied pi prime numbers and the number theory He even tried to find the proof that there is no end to prime numbers King Ptolemy let him build a school of mathematical After Euclid build the school of mathematics he taught there for twenty to thirty years Surprisingly it was much like one of these days One of Euclids most famous books he wrote was called Elements It is the oldest Greek mathematical work to survive It was translated edited and studied more than any other book except the Bible Over 1000 editions have been published in various languages The whole book was written in manuscript form and was first printed in 1482 It has 13 chapters books or texts It is called chapters in some versions and texts or books in other versions Chapters one through six are on plane geometry The next three chapters were on properties of integers The 10th chapter is on incommensurable magnitudes Finally the last three chapters are on solid geometry He devoted chapter two five seven nine and ten in whole or part to the theory of numbers The

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