Given a Rectangle having sides in the ratio , the Golden Ratio is defined such that partitioning the original Rectangle into a Square and new Rectangle results in a new Rectangle having sides with a ratio . Such a Rectangle is called a golden rectangle, and successive points dividing a golden rectangle into Squares lie on a Logarithmic Spiral.

**References**

Pappas, T. ``The Golden Rectangle.'' *The Joy of Mathematics.* San Carlos, CA: Wide World Publ./Tetra, pp. 102-106, 1989.

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