The Golden Ratio: Solve for X in the following quadratic equation - X^2 + X -1 = 0

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Solve for x in the following quadratic equation and you will have discovered the beautiful time-honored Golden Ratio:
X^2 + X -1 = 0

posted Sep 17, 2016

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Designs built using this ratio are in most cases aesthetically pleasing.

Yes, you are correct. And when you plug in .6180 into the left side of the equation,
everything balances.  Mathematics always speaks the truth.

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