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    NetStorm
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    Bucky Ball

    Hi everyone,

    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this sort of question so if it is in the wrong place I apologise.

    Now, My name is Dan and I am looking for some help on making a Polystyrene bucky ball.

    We have 12 Pentagons and 20 Hexagons laid out in the shape in the picture I have attached, the thickness of these shapes are 1 inch. I need to know that angle that all the edges should be for it to fit together with no gaps.

    I know nothing about maths so please explain as simeple as you can.

    I would really appreciate any help. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetStorm
    Polystyrene bucky ball.

    We have 12 Pentagons and 20 Hexagons laid out in the shape in the picture I have attached, the thickness of these shapes are 1 inch.
    Please help.
    Does it mean that the length of side of every hexagon and pentagon is 1inch?


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    Quote Originally Posted by malaygoel
    Please help.
    Does it mean that the length of side of every hexagon and pentagon is 1inch?


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    Both the side length and the actual thickness is unimportant for this problem,
    other than that both are non-zero, and the thickness is small compared to the length of a side.

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