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.
Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level
Which of the following cubes can be made from the net above?
Is it possible to shade one more section of the net of the cube (perhaps like in the diagram below) and be able to give the same answer? Convince me.
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