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<math> \textbf{(A) }\frac{5}{54}\qquad\textbf{(B) }\frac{1}{9}\qquad\textbf{(C) }\frac{5}{27}\qquad\textbf{(D) }\frac{2}{9}\qquad\textbf{(E) }\frac{1}{3} </math> | <math> \textbf{(A) }\frac{5}{54}\qquad\textbf{(B) }\frac{1}{9}\qquad\textbf{(C) }\frac{5}{27}\qquad\textbf{(D) }\frac{2}{9}\qquad\textbf{(E) }\frac{1}{3} </math> | ||
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− | For the least possible surface area, we should have 1 cube in the center, and the other 5 with only 1 face exposed. This gives 5 square inches of white surface area. Since the cube has a surface area of 54 square inches, our answer is <math>\textbf{(A) }\frac{5}{54}</math>. | + | For the least possible surface area that is white, we should have 1 cube in the center, and the other 5 with only 1 face exposed. This gives 5 square inches of white surface area. Since the cube has a surface area of 54 square inches, our answer is <math>\textbf{(A) }\frac{5}{54}</math>. |
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Problem
A cube with -inch edges is to be constructed from smaller cubes with -inch edges. Twenty-one of the cubes are colored red and are colored white. If the -inch cube is constructed to have the smallest possible white surface area showing, what fraction of the surface area is white?
Solution
For the least possible surface area that is white, we should have 1 cube in the center, and the other 5 with only 1 face exposed. This gives 5 square inches of white surface area. Since the cube has a surface area of 54 square inches, our answer is .
See Also
2014 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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