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7:23 AM
As I have mentioned before was created and removed a few times this year. So perhaps at some point it has to be discussed on meta.
The tag was removed and then added by the OP again: math.stackexchange.com/posts/2999219/revisions I am not sure whether simply remove the tag again, ore whether to bring this up on meta.
Starting an edit war (retagging war) would probably not be an optimal way to go.
7:42 AM
Q: What's with these "sangaku" geometry problems?

YiFanThis morning I decided to whip out my phone and check out some new questions on the main site through my mobile app. To my surprise, I saw 8 questions, titled or labelled as "sangaku" geometry problems, in a row on the front page. Furthermore, they were all edited $2$ hours ago. They were posted ...

And - as you can see from the above post on meta - another new tag is , shortly after creation it already has 12 questions. The tag-excerpt has also been created. (Probably Jean-Claude Arbaut is the tag-creator.)
Q: An ancient Japanese geometry problem.

Piquito NOTE: This very difficult problem of elementary geometry has an ancient Japanese source (See “Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry”. Princeton University Press, 2008, by F. Hidetoshi & T. Rothman). It was given by F. Hidetoshi to the Spanish international journal “Revista de la O. I. M....

Q: Sangaku - Find diameter of congruent circles in a $9$-$12$-$15$ right triangle

EamesMy attention was brought to a sangaku problem in this book by Ubukata Tou. It shows this figure: The question asks us to find the diameter of the circles (both circles are congruent) in a right triangle ($∠ABC = 90$), where $AB = 9$ and $BC = 12$. It also says that the diameter of the two circl...

Q: Sangaku: Find the Radii of the Inner Circles

jmac Sangaku (算額) are Japanese geometric puzzles written on wooden tablets over 150 years ago. There have been several previous puzzles, but I didn't see this one. Find the radii of the two inner circles in terms of $x$:

Q: sangaku - a geometrical puzzle

stevenvh Find the radius of the circles if the size of the larger square is 1x1. Enjoy! (read about the origin of sangaku)

Q: Sangaku Circle Geometry Problem

user1301930I'm having difficulties with this Sangaku problem and was hoping for some help! Five circles (1 of radius c, 2 of radius b, and 2 of radius a) are inscribed in a segment of a larger circle (note: this segment does not have to be a semi-circle). Given a and b, find c. For example, if a = 72 and...

Q: Sangaku: Show line segment is perpendicular to diameter of container circle

dsg"From a 1803 Sangaku found in Gumma Prefecture. The base of an isosceles triangle sits on a diameter of the large circle. This diameter also bisects the circle on the left, which is inscribed so that it just touches the inside of the container circle and one vertex of the triangle. The top circle...

Q: Geometry sangaku puzzle, incribed circle circle/triangle/square

Laura Ready Hello I am trying to solve a geometry puzzle, its been 30 years since I was in school and I struggled with maths! I would love to get some help to find out what the radius of the bigger circle is if the radius of the smaller circle "乙" is 3.06. Are you clever enough to figure this one out? What...

Q: Sangaku. How to draw those three circles with only a ruler and a compass?

Sebastien BI found in a book of Sangakus the following problem. Let $R_b$, $R_g$ and $R_r$ the radiuses of the blue, green and red circles $C_b$, $C_g$ and $C_r$. Prove that $$\frac{1}{\sqrt{R_r}}=\frac{1}{\sqrt{R_b}}+\frac{1}{\sqrt{R_g}}\,.\quad (1)$$ And this I can do. But then I would like to draw t...

Q: Difficult Recurrence

A.EI am trying to solve a Sangaku problem. The blue circles have radii one. The goal is to find the total area of all the other circles (the three sequences of circles repeat ad infinitum). I have almost solved the problem. I have found the area of the red circle, and the total area of all circl...

Q: apollonian circles: why are radius and center dual?

cactus314This figure suggests the radii and centers (regarded as complex numbers) of the Soddy circles satisfy the same equation: $$ a^2 + b^2 + c^2 + d^2 = \frac{1}{2} (a + b + c + d)^2$$ How can the circle and radius be dual in this particular sangaku problem? http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17949100/soddy.png

Q: Japanese Temple Geometry

Rosa Kang Hello, I was trying to solve this problem using descarte circle theorem for my maths report. I looked through the solution but I don't understand the part in the answer, where it says the two solutions are pn+1, pn-1. Can someone explain it for me. Thanks!

Q: Japanese Temple Problem From 1844

LarryI recently learnt a Japanese geometry temple problem. The problem is the following: Five squares are arranged as the image shows. Prove that the area of triangle T and the area of square S are equal. This is problem 6 in this article. I am thinking about law of cosines, but I have not been...

@Jean-ClaudeArbaut I thought that it would be useful to let you know about this post on meta (since it is clearly related to the tag you've created): What's with these “sangaku” geometry problems?Martin Sleziak 15 secs ago
A: What's with these "sangaku" geometry problems?

Joel Reyes NocheA user created the sangaku tag then edited ten questions to include that tag, all in a short span of time. The user then created descriptions for that tag. While some may see the editing of ten questions in a short span of time as slightly inappropriate, I personally don't see anything wrong wi...

I reviewed (and accepted) the tag creation. The word sangaku is of Japanese origin according to its Wikipedia article. It seems worthwhile to me to learn something about this tradition. — hardmath 5 hours ago
Sangaku or San Gaku (算額; lit. translation: calculation tablet) are Japanese geometrical problems or theorems on wooden tablets which were placed as offerings at Shinto shrines or Buddhist temples during the Edo period by members of all social classes. == History == The Sangaku were painted in color on wooden tablets (ema) and hung in the precincts of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines as offerings to the kami and buddhas, as challenges to the congregants, or as displays of the solutions to questions. Many of these tablets were lost during the period of modernization that followed the Edo period...
8:10 AM
@MartinSleziak Thank you for the notification. — Jean-Claude Arbaut 29 secs ago
A: What's with these "sangaku" geometry problems?

Jean-Claude ArbautI did this. Sorry if this was inapproriate. I know it's not a good idea to edit many question in a short time span, but I thought 10 was acceptable. With regard to the tag creation, however, I was not aware that it's inappropriate. I'll take note of the various opinions expressed here, for the ...


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