Definition: If is an irrational number in , then the equation is called the defining equation for if satisfies the equation and a, b, and c are integers, , and .

Find a defining equation for the golden ratio .

How do you approach this problem?

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- Sep 18th 2008, 12:02 AMPn0yS0ld13rDefining equation for golden ratio; quadratic fields
Definition: If is an irrational number in , then the equation is called the defining equation for if satisfies the equation and a, b, and c are integers, , and .

Find a defining equation for the golden ratio .

How do you approach this problem? - Sep 18th 2008, 12:14 AMMoo
- Sep 19th 2008, 02:19 AMPn0yS0ld13r
Thank you Moo.

I can't believe I didn't get this before... (Headbang)