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Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

Daniel creates a solid 'star' shape by gluing square-based pyramids onto each face of a cube, so that the cube is completely hidden.

How many faces does his 'star' have?


If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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