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Comments on Ask MetaFilter post How many different ways are there to unfold an icosahedron?Wed, 04 Jan 2006 13:43:04 -0800Wed, 04 Jan 2006 13:43:04 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Question: How many different ways are there to unfold an icosahedron?
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How many different ways are there to unfold an icosahedron?post:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.30184Wed, 04 Jan 2006 13:37:34 -0800garethsporMathBy: Wolfdog
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You're going to have to be a little more specific about what constitutes "unfolding", and how to tell when two unfoldings are "different".comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.30184-475058Wed, 04 Jan 2006 13:43:04 -0800WolfdogBy: bshort
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Are you saying: if you label each side (the inside and outside) and vertex of each face, then how many ways can you arrange the faces so that they will "fold" back to the original shape?<br>
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Can two faces be connected only by a vertex?<br>
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Are you asking us to do your homework for you?comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.30184-475071Wed, 04 Jan 2006 13:54:33 -0800bshortBy: driveler
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<a href="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Net.html">According to Mathworld</a>, 43380 ways.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.30184-475094Wed, 04 Jan 2006 14:13:26 -0800drivelerBy: StickyCarpet
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I had thought about taking the first comment with: "lots," but I thought it might be flagged as snarky.<br>
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Thanks for validating me, driveler.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2006:site.30184-475208Wed, 04 Jan 2006 16:05:54 -0800StickyCarpet