Who Keeps Saying that the Ancient Egyptians Were Not African?
The Golden Ratio defined:
Given two quantities, when the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one is equal to the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger one, then the ratio is said to be the golden (or divine) ratio.
Said another way, given two quantities (a and b), a is to b as a plus b is to a.
a : b :: a + b : a
Expressed algebraically, it looks like this:
a/b = (a + b)/a, where a > b.
The golden ratio is approximately 1.6180339887.
phi () represents the golden ratio.
Its value is:
These early Egyptians knew that our bodies were constructed by Nature via the Golden Ratio or Mean. They understood that when one measures a person from head to toe and then measures that person from head to belly button, that that ratio approximates the golden ratio = 1.6180339887.
They also understood and used the fact that the golden ratio can be found by measuring from the top of the head to the chin and comparing that with the measurement from the top of the head to the nose.
More on this in a future posting!