The Cosmic Identity
Is this a mathematical identity or just a very interesting equation? Lets find out.
What is most interesting is that we can link this identity to Pythagoras’s theorem, as shown below .
This means that for each number (x) we have a corresponding right angled triangle and each triangle has height (A) = 2, base (B) = x-1/x and hypotenuse (C) = x+1/x.
For example, if we make our number (x) equal Phi (Φ), this makes its reciprocol (1/x) equal (1/Φ).
Because of the ‘cosmic’ nature of these numbers, we can write them down like this:
Using simple arithemitic and the number (x) we can calculate the lengths of the triangle. When x=Φ then 1/x = 1/Φ, A = 2, B = 1 and C = √5 (Square root of 5):
Use this cosmic triangle interactive diagram to explore this triangle in more detail or to try a different number (x).