|Another Irregular Dodecahedron|
The pentagons on this irregular pentagonal dodecahedron are not convex; one vertex is "pushed in."
Question: The outer vertices of this dodecahedron are the vertices of what polyhedron?
Question: The inner vertices of this dodecahedron are the vertices of what polyhedron?
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Nonconvex models are always tricky to build. First, glue the tabs with matching circles. This pattern can be repeated to complete the model. It is easiest to leave a convex vertex for the last one; that is, be sure that your last pair of tabs completes a vertex where three of the shorter edges meet.
WARNING! This small model should be attempted by experienced model builders only. See below for a larger model.
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You will need three copies of this net. When creasing, fold the long-dashed lines "up".
Build this by looking at the picture and using the rule that the ends of long-dashed lines should never touch.
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