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An octahedral die has several advantages over its cubic cousin, not the least of which is its ability to magically model a four dimensional tesseract. We will use a four coloring of the die to illustrate the magic.
This is an electronic copy of a paper originally appearing in the G4G8 Exchange Book. Archived with permission. The author(s) reserves all rights.
Farrell, Jeremiah, "The Magic Octahedron" G4G8 Exchange Book / (2008): 126-128.
Available at https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/facsch_papers/919
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