Rectified 5-orthoplexes

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Rectified 5-cube
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Birectified 5-cube
Birectified 5-orthoplex
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Rectified 5-orthoplex
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Orthogonal projections in A5 Coxeter plane

In five-dimensional geometry, a rectified 5-orthoplex is a convex uniform 5-polytope, being a rectification of the regular 5-orthoplex.

There are 5 degrees of rectifications for any 5-polytope, the zeroth here being the 5-orthoplex itself, and the 4th and last being the 5-cube. Vertices of the rectified 5-orthoplex are located at the edge-centers of the 5-orthoplex. Vertices of the birectified 5-orthoplex are located in the triangular face centers of the 5-orthoplex.

Rectified 5-orthoplexEdit

Rectified pentacross
Type uniform 5-polytope
Schläfli symbol t1{3,3,3,4}
Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams          
Hypercells 42 total:
10 {3,3,4}
32 t1{3,3,3}
Cells 240 total:
80 {3,4}
160 {3,3}
Faces 400 total:
80+320 {3}
Edges 240
Vertices 40
Vertex figure  
Octahedral prism
Petrie polygon Decagon
Coxeter groups BC5, [3,3,3,4]
D5, [32,1,1]
Properties convex

Its 40 vertices represent the root vectors of the simple Lie group D5. The vertices can be seen in 3 hyperplanes, with the 10 vertices rectified 5-cells cells on opposite sides, and 20 vertices of a runcinated 5-cell passing through the center. When combined with the 10 vertices of the 5-orthoplex, these vertices represent the 50 root vectors of the B5 and C5 simple Lie groups.

E. L. Elte identified it in 1912 as a semiregular polytope, identifying it as Cr51 as a first rectification of a 5-dimensional cross polytope.

Alternate namesEdit

  • rectified pentacross
  • rectified triacontiditeron (32-faceted 5-polytope)


There are two Coxeter groups associated with the rectified pentacross, one with the C5 or [4,3,3,3] Coxeter group, and a lower symmetry with two copies of 16-cell facets, alternating, with the D5 or [32,1,1] Coxeter group.

Cartesian coordinatesEdit

Cartesian coordinates for the vertices of a rectified pentacross, centered at the origin, edge length   are all permutations of:



orthographic projections
Coxeter plane B5 B4 / D5 B3 / D4 / A2
Dihedral symmetry [10] [8] [6]
Coxeter plane B2 A3
Dihedral symmetry [4] [4]

Related polytopesEdit

The rectified 5-orthoplex is the vertex figure for the 5-demicube honeycomb:


This polytope is one of 31 uniform 5-polytope generated from the regular 5-cube or 5-orthoplex.



  • H.S.M. Coxeter:
    • H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular Polytopes, 3rd Edition, Dover New York, 1973
    • Kaleidoscopes: Selected Writings of H.S.M. Coxeter, edited by F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, Anthony C. Thompson, Asia Ivic Weiss, Wiley-Interscience Publication, 1995, ISBN 978-0-471-01003-6 [1]
      • (Paper 22) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi Regular Polytopes I, [Math. Zeit. 46 (1940) 380-407, MR 2,10]
      • (Paper 23) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes II, [Math. Zeit. 188 (1985) 559-591]
      • (Paper 24) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, [Math. Zeit. 200 (1988) 3-45]
  • Norman Johnson Uniform Polytopes, Manuscript (1991)
    • N.W. Johnson: The Theory of Uniform Polytopes and Honeycombs, Ph.D.
  • Klitzing, Richard. "5D uniform polytopes (polytera)". o3x3o3o4o - rat

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