The Golden Triangle

by Nikhat Parveen, UGA

The golden triangle is an isosceles triangle such that the ratio of the
hypotenuse *a* to base *b* is equal to the
golden ratio,
a / b = Φ

Click here for GSP File construction.

From the above figure, this means that the triangle has vertex angle equal to -

or 36°.

This *
self-portrait* by Rembrandt (1606-1669)... is
an example of triangular composition. A perpendicular line from the apex of the
triangle to the base cut the base in golden section.

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