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Latin Cross


An irregular Dodecahedron Cross in the shape of a dagger $\dagger$. The six faces of a Cube can be cut along seven Edges and unfolded into a Latin cross (i.e., the Latin cross is the Net of the Cube). Similarly, eight hypersurfaces of a Hypercube can be cut along 17 Squares and unfolded to form a 3-D Latin cross.


Another cross also called the Latin cross is illustrated above. It is a Greek Cross with flared ends, and is also known as the crux immissa or cross patée.

See also Cross, Dissection, Dodecahedron, Greek Cross

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