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Sugar Cubes (Posted on 2002-12-24) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Three cubes of volume 1, 8, and 64 are glued together.
What is the smallest possible surface area of the resulting configuration?

-Problem taken from UNL Math Day

See The Solution Submitted by cges    
Rating: 3.0909 (11 votes)

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Solution Solution | Comment 6 of 10 |
I donīt know if the face at the bottom counts, but if it doesn't, the smallest area I found was 90 square units. If the bottom faces count, the smallest ares would be 111 square units
  Posted by Antonio on 2003-08-22 02:09:03
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