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Puzzle ID:#26355
Fun:*** (2.72)
Difficulty:** (1.5)
Category:Math
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod

 

 

 



Visualize a cube. You know it has 6 faces, 8 corners, and 12 edges. Now, imagine a knife slicing away each corner with a straight plane cut.
How many total edges are there now?

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shabz4lyf*zm*
Oct 14, 2005

Visualise indeed...wonderful!
AZTTT**
Oct 14, 2005

got me! I forgot the original ones.
Nicely done.
trumpetsgirl*us*
Oct 14, 2005

a exelltent math problom. i really liked this one. right up my alley keep em coming
TherulerofthemAca*
Oct 14, 2005

This may sound dumb, but congrats man, this was the 9000th teaser accepted.
redraptor50*us*
Oct 14, 2005

Great one again fishmed, I just thought of cutting a square cheese cake Keep them coming
brainsterAin*
Oct 15, 2005

hey cool, i actually worked it out ! good one !
stil*us*
Jan 04, 2007

Unless the slicing goes as far as the middle of the sides. Then the old 12 edges are replaced by the 24 new ones.
javaguru*us*
Jan 05, 2009

I was thinking the same thing as Stil. It was pretty obvious what answer you were looking for, but the wording of the teaser left a number of other possibilites open.
SRB_1807Ain*
Aug 18, 2011

good one ....

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