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Weekly Problem 37 - 2015

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A square piece of card has a square of side $2$ cm cut out from each of its corners. The remaining card is then folded along the dotted lines shown to form an open box whose total internal surface area is $180$ cm$^2$.

What is the volume of the open box in cm$^3$?

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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