Problem #1653

1653.

Two distinct regular tetrahedra have all their vertices among the vertices of the same unit cube. What is the volume of the region formed by the intersection of the tetrahedra?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{1}{12}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{\sqrt{2}}{12}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{\sqrt{3}}{12}\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ \frac{1}{6}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \frac{\sqrt{2}}{6}$

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