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Mathematical formula for the perfect Christmas tree

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For those who prefer something more traditional than the Treeasy, members of the University of Sheffield’s Maths society have devised a formula for the perfect Christmas tree in response to a challenge by U.K. department store Debenhams.

The formula, which was created by students Nicole Wrightman and Alex Craig, uses the height of a tree to calculate the ideal number of baubles, length of tinsel, length of lights and even the height of the star, fairy or angel sitting atop the tree required to give the tree that catalog-perfect look.
via gizmag

More here at the University of Sheffield website

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