# Cuboctahedron

Do you know an octahedron?
Octahedron has 8 sides on the surface.

A cuboctahedron is a polyhedron formed by slicing the corners off a cube at the midpoint of its edges.

Try drawing one in a cube with the edge of 5 cm.

How many sides do the cuboctahedron have?

## 7 thoughts on “Cuboctahedron”

1. hedy says:

Yeaayyyyyy Monica……..thanks for answering this……

Please submit to me your sketch of the cuboctahedron from a cube with the edge of 5 cm in jpeg format or swf format ðŸ™‚ I would be very happy ðŸ™‚

1. joshua_93 says:

ma’am sorry. umm where to send the picture?

1. hedy says:

Nice sketch Joshua ðŸ™‚ thankssss

2. monica_92 says:

14 sides

3. joshua_93 says:

Well, a cuboctahedron is a 14-sides-three dimensional figure which composed with 8 triangles and 6 squares. Basically, a cuboctahedron can be compressed into an octahedron.

4. Jonathan says:

Ma’am Hedy,

Is it 14 sides?

I got it by drawing and found out with the description as following:
Eight : 3-sided
Six : 4-sided