There are 5 "Platonic solids" that were identified by the Greek mathematician Plato.
They are three dimensional solids (polyhedra) having the following properties:
- The faces of the shape are
regular polygons. That is, they have all sides and interior angles equal.
- All the
congruent. That is they are all identical in shape and size.
It turns out there are only five shapes that meet these criteria:
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