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November 15th, 2008, 09:47 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Nov 2008 Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  The sixth Platonic Solid, and calculate body volume
Hello! I need to find an explanation, why there isn't a sixth platonic body, I know that it has got something to do with angles but I don't see a connection. I see that it would be impossible to put together a sixcorner but I fail to prove why it's impossible. Platonic solids may also be known as Platonic bodies. Next question, I need to calculate my bodyvolume. Perhaps a formula that I can use? Or just an explanation that I can learn from? Thank you! 
November 15th, 2008, 10:36 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Mar 2007 Posts: 428 Thanks: 0  Re: The sixth Platonic Solid, and calculate body volume
Google: [only 5 platonic solids] will find several sources including this: http://www.math.utah.edu/~pa/math/polyh ... hedra.html Volume? Google again! [volume platonic solid]. 

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