
05267782
j
2008c.00361
Barton, Lyndon O.
Construction of a golden rectangle with a given area.
Math. Spectr. 39, No. 3, 99101 (2007).
2006
Applied Probability Trust (APT) c/o University of Sheffield, School of Mathematics and Statistics (SoMaS), Sheffield
EN
G40
Golden rectangle
Euclidean geometry
rulerandcompass construction
A golden rectangle is a rectangle whose length to width ratio is $(1+\sqrt 5)/2$ to 1. The author describes a rulerandcompass construction for converting a given square into golden rectangle whose area is equal to that of the square.
Gerd Walther (Kiel)