Key Takeaways The golden ratio describes predictable patterns on everything from atoms to huge stars in the sky. The ratio is derived from something called the Fibonacci sequence, named after its Italian founder, Leonardo Fibonacci. Nature uses this ratio to maintain balance, and the financial markets seem to as well. More items...What is the exact golden ratio?
The Golden Rectangle. The Golden Ratio is most commonly represented as the Golden Rectangle, a rectangle with side-length ratio of 1.618:1.How many digits are in the golden ratio?
The golden ratio (symbol is the Greek letter "phi" shown at left) is a special number approximately equal to 1.618. It appears many times in geometry, art, architecture and other areas.