Number of Hexagons and Pentagons on a Soccer Ball

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How many hexagons and pentagons are on a soccer ball?

20 hexagons and 12 pentagons

The official size soccer ball has 32 panels cut into the shape of 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons. The hexagons are white and the pentagons are black. Expert craftsmen sew the panels by hand using polyester threads. None of the pentagons touch each other; they are separated from one another with the hexagons. The pentagons and hexagons border each other, and therefore, have sides with the same length.


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