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Under the Ribbon

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Start with a diagram of a cube just passing under a ribbon.

And maybe put the cube exactly in the middle, just to start with.

Next choose a size for the cube, any size, and calculate how long the ribbon would be if that was the biggest cube that would fit.

Was it 104 cm ? Adjust the cube size and try again ?