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Alright Math Commanders, first, we must do research. I’ve sent you a page with pictures of several man-made and natural examples of beauty. There must be some mathematical reason we find these objects so beautiful. Let’s start by measuring the height and width of each object. To make sure we’re on the same page, I included arrows showing exactly where to measure, so we all can get the same measurements. Be sure to write these measurements down on the page I sent you or in your notebook, you’re going to need these values again. Give your answer to 1 decimal place.
The Parthenon is cm high and cm wide.
The snail shell is cm high and cm wide.
The Mona Lisa is cm high and cm wide.
The human face is cm high and cm wide.
Do you notice anything interesting in those measurements? Anything that might help us find the key to bringing beauty back to art?
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Hmm, it’s not looking too good, but we don’t give up that easily. One last idea; what if we find the ratio of the longer side to the shorter side in these beautiful images? Try it out. (Round all your answers to 1 decimal places)
The ratio of the longer side to the shorter side of the Parthenon is .
The ratio of the longer side to the shorter side of the snail shell is .
The ratio of the longer side to the shorter side of the Mona Lisa is .
The ratio of the longer side to the shorter side of the human face is .
To find a ratio, simply measure the length of the longer side, then divide it by the length of the smaller side. Remember to round to 1 decimal place (ex. 1.6)
Whoa! Those are all pretty close. Can you explain your findings? Are you surprised?
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There is no coincidence, these ratios are very similar for a reason. Let’s figure it out, and save the beauty in the world.