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What Is the Golden Ratio?

What is the Golden Ratio?

The Golden Ratio can be achieved if the ratio of 2 quantities is the same as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the 2 quantities and the Greek letter phi(φ) represents the golden ratio.

Golden Ratio

The value of phi is: 1.618033….


The Fibonacci sequence

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, …

Written as a rule it is:

Fibonacci Sequence

And now it gets interesting! When we take any two successive numbers from the Fibonacci sequence, their ratio is very close to the Golden Ratio:




The golden spiral

Fibonacci Spiral


Examples in nature


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One thought on “What Is the Golden Ratio?”

  1. next says:

    the song Lateralus by Tool explains how ones mind shouldn’t be confined but spiral out exactly like the golden spiral. ride that spiral to the very end

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