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In mathematics and the arts, two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger quantity is equal to the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one. The figure on the right illustrates the geometric relationship. Expressed algebraically:
Golden Ratio wikipedia
Originally posted by ReturnofTheSonOfNothing
reply to post by Belcastro
The thing is - humans are pattern matching machines.
The golden ratio, phi & the fibonacci sequence are mathematically significant and do appear in nature, but people often overstate the degree to which this occurs - not everything is based upon them.
Furthermore many of these relationships or ratios often claimed are arbitrary. Give anyone a number or a ratio or a shape to find in nature and they will find it.
Originally posted by GBP/JPY
hey....I trade harmonics in forex...with elliott waves. we're heavy into fibonacci ratios. and it works in the currency markets. especially on the last half of a 5 wave run....
Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by Belcastro
Within any system aren't there always natural laws that cannot be altered? I mean, has anyone ever dropped a rock into a pond and caused a square ripple?
So, when life grows by forming fractals, isn't it only natural? I really wouldn't know.
Originally posted by solomons path
Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by Belcastro
Within any system aren't there always natural laws that cannot be altered? I mean, has anyone ever dropped a rock into a pond and caused a square ripple?
So, when life grows by forming fractals, isn't it only natural? I really wouldn't know.
Great post . . . I would say you know more than a lot of others . . . but, what would I know?