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Not only do I know what it is, I have a good chunk of it memorized! 29 15.4%
I know of it, and where it sometimes occurs 96 51.1%
Never heard of it 48 25.5%
Ratios don't have colors! 15 8.0%

 Survey posted 2005-05-09 15:20 by Jon. Contribute ideas to surveys by sending a mail to survey@ticalc.org.

Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
NFS
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In what class might you people have heard it?? Somewhere in High School or Collage? or did you learn it form someone?

Reply to this comment    9 May 2005, 22:05 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Mr.Z
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I think I read about it in a book or on the Internet a few years ago.

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 00:42 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
danbert23

Books and the Internet.

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 01:08 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Jerk

In Junior High while training for math competitions

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 20:57 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
NFS
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Thanks for your replys. I have a test comming up and i was doing the chapter review and happened to look at the key terms. It's in my Geometry book chapter 10 section 1 and my teacher never said anything about it. She tells us to take notes that she provides and we have to fill in the blanks. It was the last part of the notes and we didn't even dicuss it at all. It makes me mad!

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 21:34 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
anykey
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The DaVinci Code mentioned it somewhere.
I thought it was kinda' kewl.

Reply to this comment    11 May 2005, 00:07 GMT

Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Travis Evans

Never heard of it. My math teachers must have forgotten to teach it. ;-)

Reply to this comment    9 May 2005, 23:00 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Ben Cherry
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It's the least known/taught "magic" number. To those who know about it, it is one of the most fascinating numbers, but for some reason no one ever really talks about it. It doesn't really have a lot of regular practical usage I guess, the way pi and e do. It's more of just a thing of beauty than one of utility.

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 05:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Ben Cherry
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I believe a while back Scientific American did a whole big cover article on phi. That's the most publicity I've ever seen it get.

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 05:22 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Mr.Z
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What about 42? Oh, wait...movie & books...never mind.

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 01:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Shawn Zhang

What the @#?% is so cool about 42?

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 20:53 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Mr.Z
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It is the answer to Life, the Universe, & Everything.

Reply to this comment    14 May 2005, 02:55 GMT

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LonePhoenix
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and it equals 6 times 9. really.

Reply to this comment    14 May 2005, 21:46 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
burntfuse
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Only in base 13, I think.

Reply to this comment    15 May 2005, 19:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
burntfuse
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Read the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

Reply to this comment    14 May 2005, 14:39 GMT

Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
calkfreak83
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Haha.. I picked Yes.. and have a good chunk of it memorized because I thought it was Pi.. stupid me :-D

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 01:51 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
calkfreak83
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Aww come on!! No one.. you mean NO ONE besides me thought it was Pi?!?! That bites!

Reply to this comment    11 May 2005, 03:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
3.141592654

hehe. you used the word "bites"

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 01:04 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Jake Griffin
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bites....bytes....8 bits...00101101 ;)

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 18:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Mr.Z
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Any significance to 00101101, or was it just random?

Reply to this comment    14 May 2005, 14:35 GMT

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no_one_2000_
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Invert the last three bits and you get 42. :-P

Reply to this comment    15 May 2005, 00:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Mr.Z
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They say if you look for a number you will find it everywhere...it works for 42 (for example, the first jersey ever hung from the rafters of the colleseum in Phoenix from the Phoenix Suns was #42, a useless bit of trivia), but I cannot seem to find Graham's number anywhere except on the Internet. :)

Reply to this comment    18 May 2005, 02:44 GMT

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