# How do you make a rhombic dodecahedron?

## How do you make a rhombic dodecahedron?

The rhombic dodecahedron can be built up by a placing six cubes on the faces of a seventh, in the configuration of a metal “jack” (left figure). Joining the centers of the outer cubes with the vertices of the central cube then gives the rhombic dodecahedron (middle figure).

### What are the angles of a rhombic dodecahedron?

In geometry, the rhombic dodecahedron is a convex polyhedron with 12 congruent rhombic faces….

Rhombic dodecahedron
Rotation group O, [4,3]+, (432)
Dihedral angle 120°
Properties convex, face-transitive isohedral, isotoxal, parallelohedron
Cuboctahedron (dual polyhedron) Net

What is a 30 sided 3d shape called?

rhombic triacontahedron
In geometry, the rhombic triacontahedron, sometimes simply called the triacontahedron as it is the most common thirty-faced polyhedron, is a convex polyhedron with 30 rhombic faces.

Is a polyhedron?

In geometry, a polyhedron (plural polyhedra or polyhedrons) is a three-dimensional shape with flat polygonal faces, straight edges and sharp corners or vertices. A convex polyhedron is the convex hull of finitely many points, not all on the same plane. Cubes and pyramids are examples of convex polyhedra.

## What does rhombic mean?

a rhombus
1 : having the form of a rhombus. 2 : orthorhombic.

### How many faces does the rhombic dodecahedron have?

The rhombic dodecahedron is a very interesting polyhedron. It figures prominently in Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetics. It has 12 faces, 14 vertices, 24 sides or edges. Figure 1 Figure 1A is Figure 1 slightly rotated, showing the edges of rhombic dodecahedron (yellow),…

Why is the rhombic dodecahedron called a rhombus?

Notice in Figures 1 and 1A that the rhombic dodecahedron is composed of diamond faces (for example, NFJG). The faces are called rhombuses, because they are equilateral parallelograms. In other words, they are square-sided figures with opposite edges parallel to one another.

Can a dodecahedron be dissected into a rhombic honeycomb?

A rhombic dodecahedron can be dissected with its center into 4 trigonal trapezohedra. These rhombohedra are the cells of a trigonal trapezohedral honeycomb. This is analogous to the dissection of a regular hexagon dissected into rhombi, and tiled in the plane as a rhombille.

## How are the edges of the octahedron related to the faces of the dodecahedron?

Notice that the edges of the octahedron bisect the diamond faces of the rhombic dodecahedron upon their long axis (for example, NK bisects the long axis of the face NEKF at the upper left). Note also that the short axis segments (that is, EF) are the edges of a cube.