Origamics

Origami + Mathematics = Origamics

The Origamics was invented and coined by its inventor a biologist Prof Kazuo Haga (Japan) in 1994.

Haga’s First Theorem

Fold a square paper of size 1 unit x 1 unit: join the right-bottom vertex to the mid-point of the top edge.

This one fold creates respective edge points which mark out various ratios:

\frac{1}{2}, \frac{1}{6}, \frac{1}{8}, \frac{3}{8}, \frac{\sqrt{5}}{2}, \frac{5}{24}, \dots

Without ruler, this is the most accurate way to obtain length of \frac{1}{3}, \sqrt{5} \dots
As summarized in the diagram:

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