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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?
chris w

isn't this the ratio in greek architecture for the perfect ratio of the height of a wall and the length of it?

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 11:06 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
matt zelda

yea, thats what i always thought it was. i remember reading it in on of my math books.

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 15:26 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Keith Webb

We've learned about it not only in math, but in history. Apperently, the ratios of body parts in Greek sculptures approximates to Phi. They considered people with this ration to be the most beautiful people.

Reply to this comment    11 May 2005, 02:32 GMT

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

I learned the same thing in math class. We measured people and discovered who was the most beautiful.

Reply to this comment    11 May 2005, 19:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
LonePhoenix
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we also used it in math. and 1/phi is the final grade of someone in our class.

Reply to this comment    14 May 2005, 21:51 GMT

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

My math teacher went to the extreme of making squares with the golden ration as a design for his dining room when he remodled his house. Some people are really extreme with their careers I guess.

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 20:59 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
NFS
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Yeah. And then there are the teachers who don't even go over it and i guess they don't think we'll understand

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 21:38 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Matt Gardeski

I don't think my math teachers think it's important -- like the last few chapters of the Geometry book.

Maybe mr. D went through the book too slow. All the other classes learned them.

Reply to this comment    10 May 2005, 22:51 GMT

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

I've never finished a math book since 4th grade when I did two in one year.

Reply to this comment    11 May 2005, 19:25 GMT

Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
anykey
(Web Page)

1.618...
Looks like I'm not much of a geek after all. :'(

Reply to this comment    11 May 2005, 00:01 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Zeroko
(Web Page)

Phi=1.618033988749...
phi=0.618033988749...
Additionally, integers can be expressed as terminating decimals in base Phi (using 0 & 1 as digits, since it is between 1 & 2) - for example, 1.01 (base Phi)=2 (base ten (the word so no one wonders in what base 10 is written)).

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 01:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Zeroko
(Web Page)

I suppose that should have been "phigitals," not "decimals," which makes 0 & 1 the phigits.

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 01:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Jake Griffin
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Nested parentheses...yum...

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 18:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Zeroko
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I like LISP, & my mathematical formulas are also often nested-parentheses ridden (I even once got 3 levels (if I remember correctly) in a paper I turned in for English). If you care, there is a programming language (called RANDY'S Notation) on my web page that uses only parentheses, & an interpreter for it for Windows 9X & above & the TI-89/92+/V200.

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

Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
cainfft008
(Web Page)

heh...i love these kind of conversations --just listening to it makes me smarter (IQ+10)

Reply to this comment    11 May 2005, 19:39 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Jonathan Pezzino
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Hate to be rude, but perhaps you will find this useful in the future (click on web link).

Reply to this comment    11 May 2005, 21:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Jake Griffin
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HAHAHAHA!!! That's GREAT!!! It's so true too...whenever I have a question, I just google it...usually finds the answer within the first 3 sites... ;)

Reply to this comment    12 May 2005, 06:51 GMT

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

unless you happen to be looking for 83+ ROM images... not that i am speaking from personal experience or anything

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 01:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Jake Griffin
(Web Page)

That you don't NEED to google...just email TICares....

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 18:59 GMT

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

I tried recently... I think they changed their policy because the only thing they told me was that TI does not provide roms and the SDK is superior to all emulators

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 20:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Chris Williams

You can get 83+ ROM images from the TI download site (called the TI store or somesuch crap). They're in some kind of hex format, so I don't know if emulators can use them (some people claim they can, but I couldn't get VTI to read one).

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 19:16 GMT

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

That would be the operating system, not the ROM

Reply to this comment    13 May 2005, 20:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Zeroko
(Web Page)

What is the difference? VTI can run TI-89/92+ OS upgrades just fine.

Reply to this comment    14 May 2005, 14:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Chris Williams

The OS is contained in the ROM image.

Reply to this comment    15 May 2005, 17:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
calkfreak83
(Web Page)

I thought the ROM was contained in the OS..

Reply to this comment    16 May 2005, 18:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Zeroko
(Web Page)

Actually, the OS is contained in the ROM chips, as is the ROM image, & the 2 are (maybe) identical. The chips, however, contain additional address decoding & control logic.

Reply to this comment    18 May 2005, 02:46 GMT

Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Jake Griffin
(Web Page)

googled "phi" just to see what it would say...first thing, in big bold letters (I mean it...they were big AND bold...try it and see for yourself :P ):
"the golden ratio = 1.61803399"

Reply to this comment    12 May 2005, 06:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Chris Williams

It's also the stock symbol for the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. Right now they're at 25.90 per share. It looks like it might be a good investment at the moment. :)

Reply to this comment    12 May 2005, 18:40 GMT

Re: Re: What do you know about the golden ratio?
Jake Griffin
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