The Golden Ratio - the formula to unlocking facial beauty - Duration: 10:39. Victorian Cosmetic Institute Recommended for you However, more multiples can … Represented as an equation: a/b = (a+b)/a, the golden ratio is all around us—conical sea shells, human faces, flower petals, buildings—we just don’t always know we’re looking at it. Quadratic equations are basic to algebra and are the math behind parabolas, projectiles, satellite dishes and the golden ratio. When used in technical analysis, the golden ratio is typically translated into three percentages: 38.2%, 50%, and 61.8%.