## A Brief Note on Accuracy

It should be very quickly noted that, for the purposes of this exploration of the golden ratio, a number will be considered statistically equivalent to phi if and only if it falls in what is known as a "5% critical region." That is, if a statistic falls within 5% of the true, accepted value of the golden ratio on either side (plus or minus), the statistic is close enough to the true value that it can be treated as such and differences can be accounted for by random error.