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Polyhedra Puzzle
Posted:
Feb 17, 1993 5:03 PM


Let P and Q be two polyhedra in Euclidean 3space, with the following properties:
P and Q have the same set of polygon faces. For instance, P and Q might each have, say, 6 square and 8 equilateral triangular faces, of the same size.
P and Q are distinct up to translation, rotation, and reflection.
What, that, are the smallest number of faces P may have under each of the following conditions:
1. P and Q have distinct volume.
2. P and Q have distinct volume and regular polygon faces.
3. P and Q have equal volume.
4. P and Q have equal volume and regular polygon faces.
 David W. Wilson (wilson@neptune.ctron.com)
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