Can we think out of the box?

Geometry Level 3

The reason why we cannot have a platonic solid with six equal sides (regular hexagon) on each of its surface is because:

  • A) A regular hexagon has internal angles of \(120^\circ\), but \(3\times120^\circ=360^\circ\) (angle of the point at which three sides, one from each surface will meet) which won't work because at \(360^\circ\) the shape flattens out.

  • B) It is possible, as it does not depend upon the internal angles rather depends upon the angles made by one surface to other.

  • C) It is possible, as while forming a polyhedron it neither depends upon the internal angle nor on the mutual angles between the surface.

  • D) None of the above.

Assumption: A Regular dodecahedron as shown above, has 5 equal sides (regular pentagon) on each of its surface, like wise the question asks the reason behind the impossibility of a polyhedron with six equal side on each of its surface.


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