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Intuition about the faces in the connected planar graphs

In the Euler formula, for counting the number of faces, we count the regions bounded by edges, including the outer, infinitely-large region, so in the graph $K_1$ there is only one face which is outer ...
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Radius of a Sphere inscribed in a Convex Polyhedron

My teacher gave me this problem in class as a challenge. It has stumped me for days, yet he refuses to give me the answer! Let $PQRSTU$ and $PQR'S'T 'U'$ be two regular planar ...
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Angle between lines joining tetrahedron center to vertices

What are the angles formed at the center of a tetrahedron if you draw lines to the vertices? I'm trying to make these: I need to know what angles to bend the metal.
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Space-filling polyhedra (or honeycomb) survey?

Is there a survey anywhere of space-filling polyhedra? MathWorld's article, space-filling polyhedron, mentions about 400 being seen in pre-1981 books and papers. Wikipedia mentions 28 convex uniform ...
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3D picture of the 38-sided Engel space-filling polyhedron

On page 220 of Peter Engel's Geometric Crystallography, he describes a 38-sided convex polyhedron that can fill space. I've seen this this accepted as the record in various places, but I've never ...
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Is there such a thing as the “edge-face dual” of a polyhedron, and is the “edge-face dual” of a cube a rhombic dodecahedron?

The dual of a polyhedron is a polyhedron where the vertices of one correspond to the faces of the other, and vice versa. Is there always a similar correspondence between a pair of polyhedra where the ...
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Does max { $w^Tx$ subject to $x$ is a point on a given polyhedron } optimize at an extreme point?

Is it necessary that the linear program max { $w^Tx$ subject to : $x$ is a point on a given polyhedron } attain its maximum at an extreme point of the polyhedron for any arbitrary w ? Let $c$ = ...
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How to find extreme bases of a polyhedron?

Suppose there is a submodular function $f$ over a ground set $V$ with cardinality $|V| = n$. Let $x \in \mathbb{R}^V$ is a function. Define $x(S) = \sum_{v \in S} x(v)$ I define a polyhedron in ...
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Name of this convex polyhedron?

Does anyone recognize / know the name of the convex polyhedron depicted below as the intersection of a Cuboctahedron and a Rhombicdodecahedron? Please note you have to interpret this picture and ...
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Number of distinct nets of dual polyhedra

There are 11 non-congruent nets of a cube as well as 11 distinct nets of an octahedron. Both a dodecahedron and an icosahedron have 43380 distinct nets. Is it true that any pair of dual convex ...
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Chebyshev center = center of mass?

I would like to know for which convex polyhedra $P$ in $\mathbb{R}^3$, is the center of the largest sphere enclosed in $P$ (a.k.a. the Chebyshev center, or the incenter) the same as the center of ...
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What shape is this?

im doing a question that involves a shape with 8 faces, 10 vertices and 16 edges. Can anyone enlighten me as to what this shape is called? Many Thanks
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Which unfolding of an icosahedron has the least number of edges to be glued?

Does every unfolding of an icosahedron has the same number of edges to be glued to construct it back to the solid? If yes, what are those numbers for Platonic solids? If no, which unfoldings have the ...
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Why are there 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons on a soccer ball?

Edge-attaching many hexagons results in a plane. Edge-attaching pentagons yields a dodecahedron. Is there some insight into why the alternation of pentagons and hexagons yields an approximated ...
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Find the Polyhedron Enclosed by Multiple Faces

I have two faces ($S_1$ and $S_2$), each bounded by a series of Vertex $V$. These two faces may or may not intersect. In addition to that there are two vertical faces $S_3$ and $S_4$, that connect ...
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Tetrahedron inside a sphere

What's the largest regular tetrahedron (side length x) you can fit inside a sphere with a radius of one?
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Height of a tetrahedron

How do I calculate: The height of a regular tetrahedron, side length 1. Just to be completely clear, by height I mean if you placed the shape on a table, how high up would the highest point be from ...
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Tetrahedron volume

How to calculate volume of tetrahedron given lengths of all it's edges?
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What property of certain regular polygons allows them to be faces of the Platonic Solids?

It appears to me that only Triangles, Squares, and Pentagons are able to "tessellate" (is that the proper word in this context?) to become regular 3D convex polytopes. What property of those regular ...