*Sacred Geometry: Japanese Temple Geometry*by Fukagawa Hidetoshi and Tony Rothman.

I chose this problem because the diagram is so beautiful, the solution is fairly simple, yet satisfying, and it is one of the few sangaku created by a woman (Okuda Tsume).

In a circle of diameter AB = 2R, draw two arcs of radius R with centers A and B respectively, and 10 inscribed circles, two green circles of diameter R, four red circles of radius t, and four blue circles of radius t'. Show that t = t' = R/6.

In the diagram below, we follow the convention of labeling the center of a circle with the radius of that circle.

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