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# Xpyraminx

May 26, 2018

## Pyraminx puzzle for X Window System

The original puzzle has 9 triangles per face size = 3 and
has period 3 turning i.e. the face or points turn in 120 degree
intervals. The puzzle was designed by Uwe Meffert and called
the Pyraminx. This has 2^5*3^8*6!/2 or 75,582,720 different
combinations.
Another puzzle Senior Pyraminx 3x3x3 exists only on paper, it
has period 2 turning i.e. edges turn with 180 degree intervals
but the corners would fall off unless it had some tricky
mechanism. This may be the same as the Master Pyraminx which
has 446,965,972,992,000 different combinations.
Another puzzle which was not widely distributed, the Junior
Pyraminx and similarly the Junior Pyraminx Star, a octahedron
formed by two tetrahedra, this has 7!*3^6 or 3,674,160 different
combinations, has 4 triangles size = 2 per face and at the
time I designed this computer puzzle thought that it had only
period 2 turning i.e the edges rotate. It turns out the puzzle
has a period 4 turning edges turn with 90 degree intervals
which makes it analogous to the 2x2x2 Rubik’s cube. This puzzle
makes various non-tetrahedral shapes. The puzzle contained here
has no period 4 turning flexability.

WWW http//www.tux.org/~bagleyd/puzzles.html

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