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Samurai Puzzle - A Square in a Triangle

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Edited by Richard Walker, Friday, 2 Oct 2020, 09:23

This is a Sangaku-like puzzle (see https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/oublog/viewpost.php?post=230691)

We have a square inscribed in a triangle of known base b and height h, as shown. What is the length s of the square's side?


I called this a Samurai puzzle because many of the original sangaku were the work of Samurai.

(Solution in Comments.)

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