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Experts find the exact recipe for a perfectly decorated Christmas tree…and how big your star must be

While we’ve held on until December 1st, it’s hard to deny that the festive season is upon us.

So it’s time to go upstairs and take down faithful Christmas trees and brightly colored baubles.

Have you ever wondered how many jewels and lights you need for a perfect tree? Well... there's a recipe for that.

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Have you ever wondered how many jewels and lights you need for a perfect tree? Well… there’s a recipe for that.Credit: Getty

When it comes to decorating trees, everyone has a different preference; some prefer multicolored light while others prefer all white. Some follow a “more is more” perspective while others gravitate towards minimalism.

And glitter… didn’t even get me started with glitter.

If you feel overwhelmed by the options and don’t know what’s right, don’t worry you have a pretty unlikely savior.

That’s right, science is here to save a day like savvy researchers at University of Sheffield Mathematical Society designed a recipe to help you create the perfect tree.

That’s right, just when you think you’ve heard it all, math problems from Sheffield have come to prove that there’s a right way and a wrong way to make your decision.

Clever students have found out that for a tree 5ft long, you’ll get the best view if you keep going; 31 pieces of jewelry, 7.76m of tinsel and 4.78m of lights.

You will also need a 15cm long star or angel appearing overhead to complete it.

If you don’t like searching for squares of paper and a protractor to do the math, don’t worry.

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They created a calculator so all you have to do is plug in the height of the tree in centimeters and they will tell you exactly how much you need to decorate the tree.

For example, if you go shopping for a brilliant 100cm tree this year, the festival mathematicians calculator will advise you to buy: 21 jewels, 5.11m tinsel, 3.14m antique lamps and a star or angel 10cm tall.

Apparently the math is all about trigonometry, even though they call it “tree trigonometry” – okay guys, you sum, we’ll play on words.

Here’s a little science

Follow this recipe for festive perfection

Tinsel length = 13 x Pi / 8 x (tree height in cm)

Number of jewels = 17 / 20 x (tree height in cm)

Star height in cm = Tree height in cm ÷ 10.

In other news, a DIY expert showed how to make your Christmas tree easily fit into your favorite basket.

While Britain’s largest family, the Radfords, celebrated Christmas through the ages.

And, here are the best Christmas books to read during the holiday season.

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