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# Lighting up Time

Mary photographed this lampshade in Thailand, and keeps meaning to figure out how to make it.

Can you advise her?

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Mary photographed this lampshade in Thailand, and keeps meaning to figure out how to make it.

Can you advise her?

One face of a regular tetrahedron is painted blue and each of the remaining faces are painted using one of the colours red, green or yellow. How many different possibilities are there?

You want to make each of the 5 Platonic solids and colour the faces so that, in every case, no two faces which meet along an edge have the same colour.

Can you number the vertices, edges and faces of a tetrahedron so that the number on each edge is the mean of the numbers on the adjacent vertices and the mean of the numbers on the adjacent faces?