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Originally posted by philosci
Hello all. I am doing some deep research on Phi, AKA the golden proportion. I know all about it, but it is odd there are very few resources. If anyone knows some different-than-generic information please help.
Originally posted by StickySteve
If you want to know the golden ratio, I discovered it by accident. Using a calculator enter any number and hit enter. Then type (Ans + 1)^-1 - or your calculator's equivalent - and keep hitting enter until the calculator gives the same answer twice in a row.
If you do Ans^-1 + 1 for long enough it gives you the golden ratio - 1.
Just though I'd share that.
Originally posted by browha
That actually gives you the 1/ Phi value...
Phi itself is greater than 1 I believe, so
when you have two concurrent numbers
1/ans
to give 1.618033989..