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## How many different shapes are on the ends of the Zometools?

Build the shapes of the struts Notice that the 3 different color struts come in 3 different (cross-sectional) shapes.

## What figures are polyhedra?

Examples of polyhedrons include a cube, prism, or pyramid. Non-polyhedrons are cones, spheres, and cylinders because they have sides that are not polygons. A prism is a polyhedron with two congruent bases, in parallel planes, and the lateral sides are rectangles.

## Are there only 5 regular polyhedra?

In a nutshell: it is impossible to have more than 5 platonic solids, because any other possibility violates simple rules about the number of edges, corners and faces we can have together.

## How many sides does a Rhombicosidodecahedron have?

20

Rhombicosidodecahedron | |
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Type | Archimedean solid Uniform polyhedron |

Elements | F = 62, E = 120, V = 60 (χ = 2) |

Faces by sides | 20{3}+30{4}+12{5} |

## What are polyhedrons give two examples?

Polyhedrons are solids with flat faces. Any 3-dimensional solid is a polyhedron if all of its sides are flat. Examples of real-world polyhedrons include soccer balls, prisms, bricks, houses, and pyramids. All of these shapes have flat sides.

## What are the 5 Platonic shapes?

Platonic solid, any of the five geometric solids whose faces are all identical, regular polygons meeting at the same three-dimensional angles. Also known as the five regular polyhedra, they consist of the tetrahedron (or pyramid), cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron.

## What does a myriagon look like?

A megagon or 1,000,000-gon is a polygon with one million sides (mega-, from the Greek μέγας, meaning “great”, being a unit prefix denoting a factor of one million)….Megagon.

Regular megagon | |
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A regular megagon | |

Type | Regular polygon |

Edges and vertices | 1000000 |

## What are the parts of a Zometool?

Zometool has two types of parts: round connector balls and color-coded struts. Each connector ball has 62 holes: 30 rectangular holes, 20 triangular holes, and 12 pentagonal holes. The colors of the struts indicate into which holes in the balls they will fit.

## Can Zometool be used for large meta-versions?

The Metazome website proves mathematically that by using Zometool to build large meta-versions of nodes and struts, one can, in principle, construct an enormous meta-version of any Zometool model. Also see Projects, below. Regular Polytopes, 3rd ed., by H.S.M. Coxeter. Dover, 1973.

## What is Zometool and why is it important?

It is also a fantastic educational tool, as it facilitates mathematical discovery while unleashing creativity. This page provides a brief introduction and a growing collection of resources about Zometool.

## What is the largest Zometool in the world?

Pentidisc The world’s largest Zometool construction is a pentagonal “disc” almost six meters in diameter, covered in quasiperiodic tilings, and containing over 90,000 parts. It was assembled during the Bridges 2013 conference in Enschede, the Netherlands.