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Cubed Cubes

Last week I painted a one-foot cube block of wood using red paint. Yesterday, I decided to cut this cube into smaller blocks, each 3 inches wide. How many of these smaller cubes had red paint on:

a) 4 of the sides?
b) 3 of the sides?
c) 2 of the sides?
d) 1 of the sides?
e) 0 of the sides?

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8 guesses to Cubed Cubes


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  • 3 of the sides had red paint

  • Dude

    There are actually five answers required: A through E.

    Keep guessing!

  • a: 0
    b: 4
    c: 16
    d: 20
    e: 4

  • Dude

    Regarding Derek’s answer:

    A – CORRECT
    B – INCORRECT
    C – INCORRECT
    D – INCORRECT
    E – INCORRECT

    Keep guessing!

  • b: 8
    c: 22
    d: 16
    e: 8

  • Dude

    So far, we have:

    A CORRECT – 0 – The most sides painted can be three.
    B CORRECT – 8 – These are the eight corners.
    C INCORRECT
    D INCORRECT
    E CORRECT – 8 – These are the insides of the cube.

  • Geoff

    3 sides = 24
    2 sides = 24

  • Dude

    Here are the correct answers

    From a total of 64 blocks:
    a) 0 the most sides painted can be 3.
    b) 8 these are the 8 corners.
    c) 24 these must be along the edges and not in the corners.
    d) 24 these are the 4 middles on each of the 6 faces.
    e) 8 these are the insides of the cube.

    Great guesses everybody!