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Shape-Replacement Fractals

One way of creating fractals is to start with simple shapes and repeatedly apply a rule that replaces parts of shapes with others. Many well-known fractals, like the Sierpinski gasket and the Pythagoras tree, can be constructed this way. Use Wolfram|Alpha to draw such fractals, get information about them and play with the parameters and number of iterations in their plots.

Shape-Replacement Fractals

Investigate fractals generated by repeated iteration of rules on shapes.

Draw fractals based on replacement of shapes:

Draw fractals by repeatedly adding smaller figures:

Plot a fractal based on removal from an original shape:

Plot a curlicue fractal:

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