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Author:Michael L. Wright; Michael's Crazy Enterprises, Inc. (MCE)
Description: "The Golden Mean (or Golden Section), represented by the Greek letter phi, is one of those mysterious natural numbers, like e or pi, that seem to arise out of the basic structure of our cosmos. Unlike those abstract numbers, however, phi appears clearly and regularly in the realm of things that grow and unfold in steps, and that includes living things. The decimal representation of phi is 1.6180339887499... ." See also The Graphical Derivation of Phi; Derive Phi Exactly; and Unfold the Golden Rectangle.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Math Topics: Golden Ratio/Fibonacci

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