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Topic: HELP ME!!!!
Replies: 3   Last Post: Mar 21, 1998 5:18 PM

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 Alan Lipp Posts: 41 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: HELP ME!!!!
Posted: Mar 9, 1998 9:38 AM

Matt,

I think you miscounted the number of edges in the octahedron. An
octahedron looks like two pyramids glued together at their square
base. There are four edges from the vertex of each pyramid and
another four edges around the square base for a total of 12 edges in
all.

But even with the correct three values it is impossible to find a
formula. You need more data. You might want to add to this list:

Faces Vertices Edges
Octahedron- 8 6 12
Cube 6 8 12
Square Pyramid 5 5 8
Pentagonal Pyramid 6 6 10
Tetrahedron 4 4 6

Hint: Try comparing the first two columns to the last one.

Good luck.

Alan Lipp

Date Subject Author
3/8/98 Paul E. Freel
3/8/98 Sarah Seastone
3/9/98 Alan Lipp
3/21/98 famedini@tin.it