Weekly Problem 2 - 2012

Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A regular tetrahedron with edges of length 6 cm has each corner cut off to produce the solid shown. The triangular faces are all equilateral triangles, but not necessarily the same size. What is the total length of the edges of the resulting tetrahedron?

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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