At the corner of the cube circular arcs are drawn and the area enclosed shaded. What fraction of the surface area of the cube is shaded? Try working out the answer without recourse to pencil and paper.
According to Plutarch, the Greeks found all the rectangles with
integer sides, whose areas are equal to their perimeters. Can you
find them? What rectangular boxes, with integer sides, have their
surface areas equal to their volumes?
Is it possible to remove ten unit cubes from a 3 by 3 by 3 cube made from 27 unit cubes so that the surface area of the remaining solid is the same as the surface area of the original 3 by 3 by 3 cube?
Justin from Mason Middle School found
that a 1x2x16 cuboid also satisfies the conditions:
Megan was able to show that these were the
only two possible solutions:
Fred from Albion Heights School also offered
some non-integer solutions:
Well done to you all.