Abstract This paper represents
a construction problem from {ıt Problematum geometricorum IV}
written by Simon Stevin from Bridge in 1583. The problem is used
for illustrating the geometry practice and mathematical language
in the 16th century. The large impact of Euclid and Archimedes can
be noted. In one part of the construction, Stevin expressed the
need for using numbers for greater clarity. Hence, the link with
the work of Descartes and the further geometry development is
pointed out.
