# Compound of two snub cubes

Compound of two snub cubes Type Uniform compound
Index UC68
Schläfli symbol βr{4,3}
Coxeter diagram     Polyhedra 2 snub cubes
Faces 16+48 triangles
12 squares
Edges 120
Vertices 48
Symmetry group octahedral (Oh)
Subgroup restricting to one constituent chiral octahedral (O)

This uniform polyhedron compound is a composition of the 2 enantiomers of the snub cube. As a holosnub, it is represented by Schläfli symbol βr{4,3} and Coxeter diagram     .

The vertex arrangement of this compound is shared by a convex nonuniform truncated cuboctahedron, having rectangular faces, alongside irregular hexagons and octagons, each alternating with two edge lengths.

## Cartesian coordinates

Cartesian coordinates for the vertices are all the permutations of

(±1, ±ξ, ±1/ξ)

where ξ is the real solution to

$\xi ^{3}+\xi ^{2}+\xi =1,\,$ which can be written

$\xi ={\frac {1}{3}}\left({\sqrt[{3}]{17+3{\sqrt {33}}}}-{\sqrt[{3}]{-17+3{\sqrt {33}}}}-1\right)$ or approximately 0.543689. ξ is the reciprocal of the tribonacci constant.

Equally, the tribonacci constant, t, just like the snub cube, can compute the coordinates as:

(±1, ±t, ±1/t)

## Truncated cuboctahedron

This compound can be seen as the union of the two chiral alternations of a truncated cuboctahedron: 