Originally Posted by
mcruz65 Here is the actual problem. Golden Rectangle. The so-called golden rectangle is said to be extremely pleasing visually and was used often by ancient Greek and Roman architects. The length of a golden rectangle is approximately 1.6 times the width. Find the dimensions of a golden rectangle if its area is 9000 m^2.
w = the width of the rectangle and 1.6w = the length
Area = length x width
w x 1.6w = 9000 m^2
1.6w^2 = 9000 m^2
sqrt(1.6w^2) = sqrt(9000 m^2)
1.6w = 9000m
1.6w/1.6 = 9000m/1.6
w = 5625
Is this correct??