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Faces, Edges and Vertices

Show your ability to recognise the attributes of three dimensional solid shapes with this self marking quiz.

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This is level 2; Discovering Euler's Formula. You can earn a trophy if you get at least seven questions correct.

For a cube add the number of faces to the number of vertices and subtract the number of edges. Correct Wrong
For a triangular prism add the number of faces to the number of vertices and subtract the number of edges. Correct Wrong
For a tetrahedron add the number of faces to the number of vertices and subtract the number of edges.Platonic Solid Animation Correct Wrong
For a cuboid add the number of faces to the number of vertices and subtract the number of edges. Correct Wrong
For a square based pyramid add the number of faces to the number of vertices and subtract the number of edges. Correct Wrong
For a hexagonal prism add the number of faces to the number of vertices and subtract the number of edges. Correct Wrong
For a pentagonal prism add the number of faces to the number of vertices and subtract the number of edges. Correct Wrong
For a octahedron add the number of faces to the number of vertices and subtract the number of edges.Platonic Solid Animation Correct Wrong
For a dodecahedron add the number of faces to the number of vertices and subtract the number of edges.Platonic Solid Animation Correct Wrong
For a icosahedron add the number of faces to the number of vertices and subtract the number of edges.Platonic Solid Animation Correct Wrong
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This is Faces, Edges and Vertices level 2. You can also try:
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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Level 1 - Count the number of faces, edges and vertices.

Level 2 - Discovering Euler's Formula.

Level 3 - Applying Euler's Formula.

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Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.

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