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For there is an equal compatibility between its being some other colour and its
being round . On the other hand , however , in giving the example of the sum of
the angles of a triangle Locke speaks as though agreement is inseparability .
It is not immediately obvious that the angles of a triangle equal two right ones .
But he gives no detail about the example . However some of the requisite
intermediate ideas , or “ proofs ' ( IV . 1 . 3 ) , or ' mediums ' ( IV . xvii . 15 ) come to
mind if ...
As a result of being figures which bear a constant relation to one point circles
have a number of characteristic properties . For example , equal chords subtend
equal angles on their circumferences . Locke discusses the ellipse in these terms
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