Truncated triakis tetrahedron
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|Truncated triakis tetrahedron|
|Dual||Hexakis truncated tetrahedron|
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The truncated triakis tetrahedron is a convex polyhedron with 16 faces: 4 sets of 3 pentagons arranged in a tetrahedral arrangement, with 4 hexagons in the gaps. It is constructed from taking a triakis tetrahedron by truncating the order-6 vertices. This creates 4 regular hexagon faces, and leaves 12 irregular pentagons.
A topologically similar equilateral polyhedron can be constructed by using 12 regular pentagons with 4 equilateral but nonplanar hexagons, each vertex with internal angles alternating between 108 and 132 degrees.
If all of a triakis tetrahedron's vertices, of both kinds, are truncated, the resulting solid is an irregular icosahedron, whose dual is a trihexakis truncated tetrahedron.
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