A New Golden Triangle

By Jim Fonseca

Figure 1: The Golden Right Triangle

There are several well-known triangles, colloquially called golden triangles, which incorporate some aspect of the mathematical ratio know as phi, 1.61803…, symbolized by the Greek letter Φ. The triangles are called ‘golden’ because that mathematical constant is referred to as the Golden Ratio. That ratio comes about from the idea of cutting a line into two pieces such that the ratio of the two pieces to each…