If you have a class of students draw a rectangle, they’ll combine to create the golden rectangle.
Truly implausible, but Marc stood by it, along with at least one other member of our party. Dave Major set up a web page so we could collect data. You all obliged us with 1,400 rectangles, about a third of which I’ll show you in this video:
Mean: 6.16; Median: 2.087; Standard Deviation: 18.296. So, no, not the golden rectangle. And now Marc owes me a new car.
I predict that the shape of the rectangles is going to be very heavily influenced by the shape of the canvas provided.
Not that either. Now a different dave owes me a new car too.
Here’s all the data. Tell us something interesting about them we don’t already know.