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There are 4 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Euler's formula, you may find related items under Decision mathematics and combinatorics.Broad Topics > Decision mathematics and combinatorics > Euler's formula
How many different colours of paint would be needed to paint these pictures by numbers?
Some simple ideas about graph theory with a discussion of a proof of Euler's formula relating the numbers of vertces, edges and faces of a graph.
Is it possible to make an irregular polyhedron using only polygons of, say, six, seven and eight sides? The answer (rather surprisingly) is 'no', but how do we prove a statement like this?
Here is a proof of Euler's formula in the plane and on a sphere together with projects to explore cases of the formula for a polygon with holes, for the torus and other solids with holes and the relationship between Euler's formula and angle deficiency of polyhedra.