Golden Rectangle

Golden Rectangle

Rectangle in which the ratio of the measure a of the largest side to the measure b of the smallest side is the same as between the half-perimeter (a + b) and the measure a of the large side.

Consider this rectangle:


Therefore: \(\dfrac{a}{b}\) = \(\dfrac{a+b}{a}\)

  • The value of the golden ratio is about 1.618 and we write: \(\dfrac{a}{b}\) ≈ 1.618.
  • A golden rectangle is a rectangle in which the adjacent sides are in the ratio \(\dfrac{\sqrt{5}+1}{2}\).

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