# Book:Liu Hui/Haidao Suanjing

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## Liu Hui:

## Liu Hui: *Haidao Suanjing*

Published $\text {230}$.

In English:

*The Sea Island Mathematical Manual*

### Subject Matter

Originally published as a supplement to *Chiu Chang Suann Jing* ("Nine Chapters of Arithmetic")

### Contents

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## Also known as

The name **Haidao Suanjing** can be variously transliterated, for example:

**Hai Tao Suan-ching**

and so on.

It is translated variously as:

**The Sea Island Mathematical Manual****The Sea Island Arithmetical Classic**

and so on.

## Also see

## Historical Note

*Haidao Suanjing* was written by Liu Hui as a supplement to *Chiu Chang Suann Jing* ("Nine Chapters of Arithmetic").

However, during the Tang dynasty it was published separately and chosen to be one of the official mathematical texts for imperial examinations in mathematics.

It is named after the first problem in the book, which concerns the surveying of an island in the sea.