Golden Rectangle


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Golden Rectangle:

see Golden SectionGolden Section,
in mathematics, division of a line segment into two segments such that the ratio of the original segment to the larger division is equal to the ratio of the larger division to the smaller division.
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golden rectangle

[‚göl·dən ′rek‚taŋ·gəl]
(mathematics)
A rectangle that can be divided into a square and another rectangle similar to itself; its sides have the ratio (1+√5)/2.
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