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#1 2013-01-12 17:26:12

rajinikanth0602
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another challenging problem for all

can any one say the angle between the planes in a pentagon ball???????

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#2 2013-01-12 19:15:17

bob bundy
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Re: another challenging problem for all

hi rajinikanth0602

Yes, I expect someone can.  But shouldn't you respond to

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=18761

first?

Bob


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#3 2013-01-13 18:44:20

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Re: another challenging problem for all

According to wikipedia, and what I understood, such a solid is a dodecahedron.
And the requied angle is 116.57°.

I shall be waiting eagerly for someone to explain why


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#4 2013-01-13 20:53:35

bob bundy
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Re: another challenging problem for all

hi Agnishom,

I've done a few of these over the last two years.  The method uses vector geometry and the cosine rule.  See

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic.php?id=16061

Post 30.

I think Wiki also gives the co-ordinates of the points in 3D so you can pick two adjacent faces, get the critical lines and apply the method.

I've got a post to make for MIF, so It'll be a while before I can put all the figures to this, so have a go yourself.  smile

Bob

ps.  I have a vague memory that I have done it in a thread, but I couldn't find it.


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