Find, in simplest radical form, the shortest possible distance in centimeters that could be traced from A to be on this surface of this 12 cm x 16 cm x 36 cm block.

This is not the picture given int he question, but it shows where the A and B points are on my questions. Just replace the dimensions in the image, whith the ones given above.

Thanks!

Guest Feb 25, 2019

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The shortest distance on the surface will be along the shortest dimension and then the diagonal of the rectangle

replacing 10 12 20 with 12 16 36 respectively travel from A along 12cm edge then diagonal of 16 x 36 =4 sqrt97

4 sqrt 97 + 12 cm

ElectricPavlov Feb 25, 2019