Someone mentioned it too me and I've never heard of it...
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Yes, the golden ratio comes from a sequence known as the fibonacci sequence. it starts with 0, then you add one to get the next number in the sequence, then you add the two previous numbers to get the next number in the sequence. So, it ends up being 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,24, etc. To get the golden ratio out of this sequence, you take any two terms and divide one by the other. Towards the beginning of the sequence, your values vary. However, once you get get further out into the sequence, you start approaching two values, depending on how you divide. Phi, known as the golden ratio, is either 1.614 or .614, and it is a number persistent throughout nature.
In fact, the sequence itself was developed through analyzing a pattern in nature, in particular, the pattern in which rabbits multiply. It also happens to be the same pattern as bees. The golden ratio itself is found in the human body, as demonstrated by leonardi da vinci with the vitruvian man. If you measure your height and divide it by the distance from you feet to your belly button, you should get a pretty close value to phi. same with the length of your hand divided by the length to your knuckles, the length of your out stretched arms and one arm up to the other shoulder.
The sequence itself produces a spiral, which is also found out in nature. It is in nautilus seashells, sunflower seed arrangements, and countless other things. I could go on about the significance of the ratio/spiral/sequence, but it's endless. Why do you ask?3
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