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# What is the number of pentagons and hexagons on an official soccer ball?

###### Wiki User

###### 2009-07-12 03:54:16

Their are 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons, this creates a

semi-regular tessellation called a truncated icosahedron

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### How many hexagons and pentagons are used to make a soccer ball?

An official soccer ball with hexagons and pentagons used as the
pattern to cover it's internal rubber bladder consists of 32
panels. (There are other patterns available.)
The 32 panel pattern is as follows:
each pentagon is surrounded by five hexagons
three pentagons touch each hexagon, each pentagon is separated
by one of the sides of the hexagon
the lengths of the sides of the hexagons and pentagons are the
same
This being said, on an official soccer ball there are 20
hexagons and 12 pentagons.

###### Asked in Football - Soccer

### How many pentagon are on an official soccer ball?

An official soccer ball with hexagons and pentagons used as the
pattern to cover it's internal rubber bladder consists of 32
panels. (There are other patterns available.)
The 32 panel pattern is as follows:
each pentagon is surrounded by five hexagons
three pentagons touch each hexagon, each pentagon is separated by
one of the sides of the hexagon
the lengths of the sides of the hexagons and pentagons are the
same
This being said, on an official soccer ball there are 20 hexagons
and 12 pentagons.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### How many seams are there in a soccer ball with 12 pentagons?

It is the total number of edges divided by 2. This is because a
seam connects to edges. There are a total of 32 shapes on a soccer
ball with 12 pentagons. There are 12 pentagons and 20 hexagons.
Here are the calculations:
(12*5/2)+(20*6/2)=180/2=90
So there are 90 seams on a soccer ball with 12 pentagons.