2014 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 14
Problem 14
A rectangular box has a total surface area of 94 square inches. The sum of the lengths of all its edges is 48 inches. What is the sum of the lengths in inches of all of its interior diagonals?
Solution
Let the side lengths of the rectangular box be and . From the information we get
The sum of all the lengths of the box's interior diagonals is
Squaring the first expression, we get:
\begin{align*} 144 =(x+y+z)^2 &= x^2+y^2+z^2 + 2(xy+yz+xz) \\ &= x^2+y^2+z^2 + 94. \end{align*}
Hence
See also
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