Greek ProportionRiddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
I am a ratio noticed by few.
A pyramid, a flower, in math and in you.
A golden mediocrity in planets and space,
Fibonacci's forty in my fifteenth place.
Though quite small, I stretch to infinity,
The ancient Greeks raised me up to divinity.
Fraternities exploit me without knowing my mean-ing
Some people maintain I have a mystical leaning.
Hintmediocrity, medium, mean.
AnswerThe number Phi 1.618.
The golden proportion used in architecture, found as a proportion in flowers, and the human body. The ratio between the fortieth place in the Fibonacci sequence, 102,334,155 and the number preceding it, 63,245,986 is Phi to the fifteenth place.
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