A rectangular box is 8 cm thick, and its square bases measure 32 cm by 32 cm. An ant crawls along the surface from the center point P of one square base to corner Q of the opposite base. What is the length of the shortest route?
Open the small end to make a rectangle of dimension 40 x 32
From P to Q is hypotenuse of right triangle with leg lengths of 16 and 24
Via Pythagorean theorem : path = 28.84 cm