# Sierpinski Christmas tree

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Mrs Riddle
The Sierpinski triangle (also with the original orthography Sierpiński), also called the Sierpinski gasket or the Sierpinski Sieve, is a fractal and attractive fixed set with the overall shape of an equilateral triangle, subdivided recursively into smaller equilateral triangles. Originally constructed as a curve, this is one of the basic examples of self-similar sets, i.e., it is a mathematically generated pattern that can be reproducible at any magnification or reduction. It is named after the Polish mathematician Wacław Sierpiński but appeared as a decorative pattern many centuries prior to the work of Sierpiński. The Sierpinski triangle may be constructed from an equilateral triangle by repeated removal of triangular subsets: Start with an equilateral triangle. Construct the three midsegments to subdivide it into four smaller congruent equilateral triangles and remove the central one. Repeat step 2 with each of the remaining smaller triangles (From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierpinski_triangle)