a soccer ball has a circumference of about 28inches while the goal is 24 feet wide how many soccer balls would be needed to cover the distance between the goal post

Accepted Solution

To find the number of soccer balls that would be needed to cover the distance to the goal, you will need to find the diameter of the soccer ball.

To find the diameter use be formula for circumference to solve for the diameter.

C = pi x d
28 = 3.14 x d
d = 8.9 inches

The distance to cover is 24 feet, so convert to inches and divide by 8.9 inches.

24 x 12 = 288 inches
288/8.9 = 32.4 balls
You will need about 32 soccer balls to cover the distance.