Once in awhile, I come across an concept I didn't think I would. Something I've been fooling around with that turns out to be exciting in a special kind of way. Here's one of those things.

How do you construct the Golden Ratio with a simple pen and paper, a *compass*, and a ruler?

Here's how.

- Draw a triangle with dimension of 100 and 50
- Take the compass and scribe an arc anchored on B through C
- Take the compass and scribe an arc from the intersection of the previous arc along the line segment between A and B
- The ratio of distance between the two line segments between A and C is the Golden Ratio = 1.6180223 ...

There several ways to do this, but this approach came when fiddling around with Visio.