Chapter 5.1, Problem 38E

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Textbook Problem

To find the golden ratio (see the Discover activity on page 227), solve the equation
*L*.

*(HINT: You will need the Quadratic Formula.)*

To determine

**To find:**

The solution of *L*.

Explanation

According to the quadratic formula, the solutions of *ax*^{2} + *bx* + *c* = 0 are given by

**Calculation:**

Consider,

Use the quadratic formula in

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