If you haven't already done so we recomed looking at our page explaining the platonic figures. It gives a little background.
There are a total of 13 Archimedian Solids. Unlike the Platonic Solids the Archimedian Solids don't all have to be made up of the same polygons. The Archimedian Solids are made up of mixes of triangles, squares, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, and decagons. Other then this the Archimedian Solids are similar to the Platonic solids in that they have to have edges of the same length, and they have to be convex.
Eleven of the thirteen Archimedian Solids can be divided up into four classes two frequency figures, three frequency figures, four frequency figures, and six frequency figures. Each of the shapes in these four classes are derived from either the platonic solids or a class above them. The other two figures, known as snubs, don't fit into any of these classes.
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