Polyhedra

Mathematical coloring can also be expanded to include three-dimensional graphs. The vertices and edges of polyhedra can be colored using a minimal number of colors.

To do a coloring for the **vertices of a polyhedra**, color the vertices so
that no two vertices of the same color are connected by a common edge.

To do an **edge coloring for a polyhedra**, color the edges so that no two
edges of the same color meet at a common vertex.

*Each of these colorings must be done using the least number of colors
possible.*

Consider the following example of vertex and edge colorings of
this polyhedra.

Polyhedra without Coloring | Vertex Coloring | Edge Coloring |
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