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Maths challenge

Tetrahedron teaser

One face of a regular tetrahedron is painted blue and each of the remaining faces are painted using one of the colours red, green or yellow.

How many different possibilities are there? How many different possibilities would there be if the tetrahedron was irregular?

Solution

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