# What is a the Golden Rectangle ? Definition and examples.

In a Golden Rectangle, the ratio of the length to the width of a rectangle is __approximately__ 8 to 5.

8 to 5 is the same as 8 / 5 or 1.6

Golden rectangles were deemed by the Greeks to be especially pleasing to the eye.

Apparently, the Parthenon at Athens is surrounded by such a rectangle.

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