Maths puzzle

March 21st, 2014

Last week was maths week, so here is a puzzle that you can solve using maths. It is a little hard though, so good luck!

blue cube

A solid, four centimetre cube of wood is coated with blue paint on all six sides.

Then the cube is cut into smaller one centimetre cubes.

These new one-inch cubes will have either three blue sides, two blue sides, one blue side, or no blue sides. How many of each will there be?

Who will be the first to answer? 20 house points for that person.




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