Soccer Ball is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.


The surface of your standard soccer ball is made up of several black pentagons and white hexagons, just like the ball pictured below.

If a ball shown here has 12 black pentagons, how many white hexagons does the ball have?


Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Here are some helpful facts to keep in mind. No pentagon shares a side with another pentagon. Also, there are a total of 12 pentagons on the ball. Since every pentagon has five sides, thee are a total of 60 sides.

All hexagons share three sides with other hexagons.



Too bad!

You probably can't visualize a real soccer ball in it's entirety, right? If you don't have a soccer ball handy, doing calculations is probably your best bet.


That's right! The answer is 20.

If you pay attention to the areas where the black and white shapes share an edge, the problem is a snap.


A big thanks to

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.