# Math Definitions - Letter G

### Chapters

### Golden Ratio

# Definition of Golden Ratio

The golden ratio is the number \(\varphi = \dfrac{1 + \sqrt{5}}{2} = 1.6180339887 \dots\).

It is found when we divide a line up into two parts so that the ratio of the longer part to the smaller part is equal to the ratio of the whole length to the longer part.

The golden ratio features in the works of some artists and architects such as Le Corbusier and Dali as it is believed to provide a pleasing appearance. It also appears in some patterns in nature such as the spirals in the nautilus shell and the spirals formed by emerging fern leaves.

### Description

The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.

### Audience

Year 1 to Year 12 students

### Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter G

Author: Subject Coach

Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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