Let G be a polyhedron (or polyhedral graph), each of whose faces is bounded by a pentagon or a hexagon
(i) Use Euler's formula to show that G must have at least 12 pentagonal faces
(ii) Prove, in addition, that if there are exactly three faces meeting at each vertex, then G has exactly 12 pentagonal faces.
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A corollary to Euler's Formula states that for a polyhedral graph with n vertices, m edges, and f faces, that
I also know that since each face is bounded by at least 5 edges, that it follows that counting up the edges around each face that since each edge bounds two faces, but then I get
but I can't see how this helps. Am I doing something wrong? Any help on (i) will be appreciated. After that, I'll try (ii) on my own.