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Gizmag let us know about University of Sheffield Maths society students Nicole Wrightman and Alex Craig who have developed a formula for the perfect Christmas tree. They developed that formula in response to a challenge by U.K. department store Debenhams.
The formula 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. “The formulas took us about two hours to complete,” Ms. Wrightmas said. “We hope the formulas will play a part in making Christmas that little bit easier for everyone.”
The “treegonometric” formulas are:
For those without a calculator at hand, an online calculator can be found here.
Sonya Gillam, Debenhams’ Christmas decorations buyer said, “We wanted to create a way for our customers to save time and money while still achieving the perfect looking tree, no matter what the size.”
Or try Treeasy.