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Cuboid Challenge

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

It might be a good idea to work systematically:
Start by cutting out a 1cm square from each corner - what would the volume be?
Then a 2cm square, then a 3cm square, and so on...

The side length of the square doesn't necessarily have to be a whole number...

Perhaps it would help to use a spreadsheet to perform and record your calculations.