# Snub dodecahedron

### Model 483

### Description

(12+20+60)-plane polygon with 60 vertices, polar to the pentagonal hexecontahedron.

### Additions

Inscribed (12+20+60)-plane polygon with 60 vertices
The *snub dodecahedron* is circumscribed by

12 pentagons + 20 triangles + 60 triangles = 92 faces.

It has 5·12 = 60 vertices and 150 edges. At each vertice four triangles and one pentagon are meeting (3,3,3,3,5).

The snub dodecahedron is one of 13 Archimedean solids, see also 482.

pentagonal hexecontahedron
The snub dodecahedron is *polar (dual)* to the *pentagonal hexecontahedron*. To create this new solid a sphere is inscribed in the snub dodecahedron such that the sphere touches each of the faces in exactly one point. These points of contact create the vertices of the dual solid. By connecting these 90 vertices 60 hexagons are formed. These hexagons are the faces of the pentagonal hexecontahedron. The number of edges remains the same during the transformation into the dual solid, while the number of vertices and faces is exchanged.

There are 11 Archimedean solids in the collection.

472 | Truncated tetrahedron | inscribed in a tetrahedron |

473 | Truncated octahedron | inscribed in an octahedron |

474 485 |
Cuboctahedron | 474 inscribed in an octahedron 485 inscribed in a cube |

475 | Truncated cube | inscribed in an octahedron |

476 | Rhombicuboctahedron | inscribed in a cube |

478 | Truncated icosahedron | inscribed in an icosahedron |

479 | truncated dodecahedron | inscribed in a dodecahedron |

480 481 |
Icosidodecahedron | 480 inscribed in a dodecahedron 481 inscribed in an icosahedron |

482 | Rhombicosidodecahedron | |

483 | Snub dodecahedron | |

484 | Truncated cube | inscribed in a cube |

The truncated icosidodecahedron and the lost truncated cuboctahedron are not included in the collection.

Showcase of this model is Case number 21

### References

Heesch, H.. Comm.Math.Helv, 6, n=5, Case 2b.

Hess, E.(1883). *Kugelteilung*, Teubner, mit Figuren, §43, fig. 25.