Euclid's Postulates

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff. Posted in Geometry

Euclid's five postulates are basic rules that govern geometric figures:

  1. To draw a straight line from any point to any point.
  2. To produce a finite straight line continuously in a straight line.
  3. To describe a circle with any centre and distance.
  4. That all right angles are equal to each other.
  5. That, if a straight line falling on two straight lines make the interior angles on the same side less than two right angles, if produced indefinitely, meet on that side on which are the angles less than the two right angles.