Resources tagged with: Golden ratio

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Broad Topics > Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion > Golden ratio

Golden Construction

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Draw a square and an arc of a circle and construct the Golden rectangle. Find the value of the Golden Ratio.

Golden Mathematics

Age 16 to 18

A voyage of discovery through a sequence of challenges exploring properties of the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci numbers.

About Pythagorean Golden Means

Age 16 to 18

What is the relationship between the arithmetic, geometric and harmonic means of two numbers, the sides of a right angled triangle and the Golden Ratio?

Pentakite

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

ABCDE is a regular pentagon of side length one unit. BC produced meets ED produced at F. Show that triangle CDF is congruent to triangle EDB. Find the length of BE.

Golden Ratio

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Solve an equation involving the Golden Ratio phi where the unknown occurs as a power of phi.

Golden Powers

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

You add 1 to the golden ratio to get its square. How do you find higher powers?

Golden Fractions

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Find the link between a sequence of continued fractions and the ratio of succesive Fibonacci numbers.

Golden Fibs

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

When is a Fibonacci sequence also a geometric sequence? When the ratio of successive terms is the golden ratio!

Golden Eggs

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Find a connection between the shape of a special ellipse and an infinite string of nested square roots.

Pentabuild

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Explain how to construct a regular pentagon accurately using a straight edge and compass.

Leonardo of Pisa and the Golden Rectangle

Age 7 to 16

Leonardo who?! Well, Leonardo is better known as Fibonacci and this article will tell you some of fascinating things about his famous sequence.

Pythagorean Golden Means

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Show that the arithmetic mean, geometric mean and harmonic mean of a and b can be the lengths of the sides of a right-angles triangle if and only if a = bx^3, where x is the Golden Ratio.

Darts and Kites

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore the geometry of these dart and kite shapes!

Golden Triangle

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Three triangles ABC, CBD and ABD (where D is a point on AC) are all isosceles. Find all the angles. Prove that the ratio of AB to BC is equal to the golden ratio.

Pent

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

The diagram shows a regular pentagon with sides of unit length. Find all the angles in the diagram. Prove that the quadrilateral shown in red is a rhombus.

Gold Again

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Without using a calculator, computer or tables find the exact values of cos36cos72 and also cos36 - cos72.

Golden Thoughts

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Rectangle PQRS has X and Y on the edges. Triangles PQY, YRX and XSP have equal areas. Prove X and Y divide the sides of PQRS in the golden ratio.

The Golden Ratio, Fibonacci Numbers and Continued Fractions.

Age 14 to 16

An iterative method for finding the value of the Golden Ratio with explanations of how this involves the ratios of Fibonacci numbers and continued fractions.

Whirling Fibonacci Squares

Age 11 to 16

Draw whirling squares and see how Fibonacci sequences and golden rectangles are connected.

Gold Yet Again

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Nick Lord says "This problem encapsulates for me the best features of the NRICH collection."