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# Greek Proportion

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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.

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.

### Hint

mediocrity, medium, mean.### Answer

The 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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