I am reading 'How to solve it' by George Polya and am stuck on a problem concerning finding the center of gravity of a homogeneous tetrahedron.
The approach described by the author is to first solve for finding the center of gravity of a homogeneous triangle, then by analogy, use that to solve for the homogeneous tetrahedron.
I understand the solution for the triangle, which is to find the intersection of all (3) of the triangle's medians.
On the solution to the tetrahedron part, the author states:
In the case of the tetrahedron we have six median planes like MCD, joining the midpoint of some edge to the opposite edge, each of which has to contain the center of gravity of the tetrahedron. Therefore, these six median planes must meet in one point which is precisely the center of gravity
My problem is that I don't know how the author counted six median planes. In my opinion, the tetrahedron has 4 triangles (the faces) and each triangle has 3 medians, therefore the total median planes should be 12 and not 6.
I think there is some overlap between the 12 median planes I counted hence there is some double counting. I tried to draw each median plane on paper but was unsuccessful as it got messy quickly.
What is a systematic way to count and visualize the 6 median planes in a homogeneous tetrahedron?