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For a given line and a point outside the line, only 1 parallel can be drawn through the point was stated by .
  1. Euclid
  2. John Playfair
  3. Thomas Playfair
  4. Aryabhata


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The correct option is B John Playfair
The statement - 'Given a line and a point outside the line, there is one and only one parallel you can draw to the given line passing through the given point' was not put forth by Euclid. This one is called the Playfair’s Axiom, given by John Playfair in 1729. Euclid discovered the property of parallel lines in 325 BC. Playfair gave his axiom in 1729.

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