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Golden Ratio

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Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio formula is found throughout the mathematical world, showing up in unexpected places. "The Golden Ratio has even penetrated life itself," Zimmer writes. "If you cut up a rectangle according to the Golden Ratio and then draw a curve across each square, you trace a spiral. This spiral just so happens to have the same proportions as the chambers of a nautilus shell."

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