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The golden ratio = 1.61803399

So, the length could be 8 inches *1.61803399 ~= 12.94 "

or 8 inches / 1.61803399 ~= 4.94 "

Most people consider the width to be less than or equal to the length, so 12.94" is the more acceptable answer.

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