The Golden Ratio
March 31 2011
1. The introduction:
Hello my name is Frederick Smith, I will be speaking you about a fascinating thing that is in everything, it’s a part of you, it created you & its not just in you, its all around you. Its also in all plants and in all animals. Take for example an octopus has eight tentacles hence the name “octo’~pus, each one of its tentacles has the exact number of suckers on it and each tentacle is the same length pretty amazing right... (Pause for a break…) and the intricate design on a butterfly. One wing as the exact pattern as the other side in the exact spot adjacent to its counterpart (the other wing) It is exactly the same on one side as it is on the other? Or How does a seashell create a perfect spiral? so how does all this happen… (Another pause…) 2. Thesis statement
In nature there is something not visible bi the untrained eye. It happens because there is something in nature called the golden ratio. (Say softly & clearly…). Think of golden ratio as natures secret un~seen Architect! Although I am not a fan of mathematics, it’s in everything around you (Pause for break, let them think about it for a second)
Have any of you heard about the golden ratio before?
Other names frequently used for the golden ratio are the golden section and golden mean. Other terms encountered include extreme and mean ratio, medial section, divine proportion, divine section, golden proportion, golden cut, golden number, 2.1 History
Who came up with this, well it was a mathematician who also liked art, his name was Fibonacci, also known as Leonardo Pisano Bo Gallo he discover a sequence of numbers called the Fibonacci sequence if you take those numbers and u do some math they have a common mean 1.68 , hence the name golden mean, from this mean and number sequence the Fibonacci square is completed using te golden mean as its ratio, what’s cool about this square is if u take the height and fold it down back up ...
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