algebra
posted by tina .
the ancient greeks thought that the most pleasing shape for a rectangle was one for which the ratio of the length to the width was approximately 8 to 5, the golden ratio. if the length of a rectangular painting is 2 feet longer than its width, then for what dimensions would the length and width have the golden ratio?

let x = the width
x+2 = the length
(x+2)/x = 8/5