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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?

 

 Nov 23, 2020
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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

 Nov 24, 2020

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