Teen catches math error in Boston museum
BOSTON: A 15-year-old student visiting Boston's Museum of Science has uncovered a math error in the golden ratio at a 34-year-old exhibit.
Virginia resident Joseph Rosenfeld was visiting the museum on a recent family trip when he saw something that appeared wrong with the equation.
Joseph noticed minus signs in the equation where there should have been plus signs. He left a message at the desk and later received a letter from the museum's exhibit content developer, Alana Parkes, informing him the equation would be corrected.
Parkes wrote that the mistake had been there for a "very long time" without being noticed.
Joseph tells Boston.com that catching the error was exciting. He hopes to return to the Boston area someday to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.180 words.