Frogs, Fleas and Painted Cubes

Painted Tools

Instructions

Suppose that you painted every side of a rectangular solid that has been made from unit cubes.

How can you determine the number of unit cubes that will be painted on 6 sides? 5 sides? 4 sides? 3 sides? 2 sides? 1 side? 0 sides?

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© 2006 Applet written by S. Keller, Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University

 
© 2006 Connected Mathematics Project, Michigan State University and Pearson
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