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## What type of polygon is a dodecahedron?

1. Dodecahedrons Are a Kind of Polyhedron. Triangles and squares are both polygons, two-dimensional shapes formed with straight lines.

**What was the Roman dodecahedron used for?**

Speculative uses include as survey instruments for estimating distances to (or sizes of) distant objects, or devices for determining the optimal sowing date for winter grain.

### Is earth a dodecahedron?

This is why the empirical earth is a dodecahedron, whereas the real earth is a sphere.

**Where does the word dodecahedron come from?**

Dodecahedron is derived from the Greek word “dōdeka” means “12” and “hédra” means “face or seat” that shows that it is a polyhedron with 12 sides or 12 faces. Hence, any polyhedra with 12 sides can be called a dodecahedron. It is made up of 12 pentagonal faces.

#### How many ways can a tetrahedron be attached to a dodecahedron?

In fact there are 10 ways to inscribe a regular tetrahedron in a regular dodecahedron. 5 form the left-handed polyhedron above, and the other 5 give the right-handed version of this polyhedron. The union of all 10 tetrahedra is a polytope called compound of 10 tetrahedra, which has reflection symmetries:

**What is a dodecahedron?**

Dodecahedron is derived from the Greek word “dōdeka” means “12” and “hédra” means “face or seat” that shows that it is a polyhedron with 12 sides or 12 faces. Hence, any polyhedra with 12 sides can be called a dodecahedron. It is made up of 12 pentagonal faces. The dodecahedron definition can be better understood using this illustration.

## What is a tetragonal pentagonal dodecahedron called?

A tetartoid (also tetragonal pentagonal dodecahedron, pentagon-tritetrahedron, and tetrahedric pentagon dodecahedron) is a dodecahedron with chiral tetrahedral symmetry (T). Like the regular dodecahedron, it has twelve identical pentagonal faces, with three meeting in each of the 20 vertices.

**How many pentagonal faces do dodecahedrons have?**

Dodecahedrons Have 12 Pentagonal Faces As you’ll know if you’ve ever been to Washington, D.C., pentagons are 2-D shapes with five straight edges that form five angles at the corners. Dodecahedrons (pronounced dow ·deh·kuh·hee·druhns) are three-dimensional bodies containing a dozen flat faces — all shaped like pentagons.