Octahedra Constructed from Eight Identical Triangles

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Eight identical copies of any triangle can be used to construct an octahedron, known as the 4-scalenohedron. Choose an arbitrary integer-sided triangle and the Demonstration builds an octahedron using eight copies of . There are as many as three possible solutions for every set of three sides. Some scalenohedra have rational volumes.

Contributed by: Ed Pegg Jr (August 2015)
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[1] Wikipedia. "Bipyramid." (Aug 13, 2015) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipyramid.

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