Find, in simplest radical form, the shortest possible distance in centimetres that could be traced from A to B on the surface of this 6 cm x 10 cm x 24 cm block.

jamesbroadman Feb 27, 2020

#1**+2 **

Find, in simplest radical form, the shortest possible distance in centimetres that could be traced from A to B on the surface of this 6 cm x 10 cm x 24 cm block.

AB = 32 cm

Dragan Feb 27, 2020

#3**+3 **

The shortest distance from A to B that can be traced on the surface is the sum of longest diagonal of the block's surface (26cm) and the thickness of the block ( 6cm)

The length of diagonal **D = sqrt ( 24² + 10² ) = 26 cm**

The shortest distance from A to B that can be traced is: **26 + 6 = 32 cm **

Dragan
Feb 28, 2020