Truncated Platonic Solids
Seven of the Archimedean solids are derived from the Platonic solids by the
process of "truncation", literally cutting off the corners.
The five shown here are arrived at by dividing each edge of the parent solid
into thirds and then cutting off the vertices at these points.
The other two are quite special, and so are presented on another page.
Truncated Tetrahedron (3,6,6)
Truncated Cube (3,8,8)
Truncated Octahedron (4,6,6)
Truncated Dodecahedron (3,10,10)
Truncated Icosahedron (5,6,6)
Two Special Archimedeans
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