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Homework Help: Platonic solids

  1. Dec 30, 2007 #1
    [SOLVED] platonic solids

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Let f_1 be a face of one tetrahedron and let f_2 be a face on a second same-sized tetrahedron. Why do you not get a sixth Platonic solid when you identify f_1 and f_2, which you can do because they are the same triangle?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Dec 31, 2007 #2


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    For a platonic solid, the same number of faces have to meet at each vertex.
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