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Topic: Help me answer this maths question. Very urgent
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mkerala

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Help me answer this maths question. Very urgent
Posted: Feb 16, 2012 10:15 AM
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An ant lives on the surface of a cube with edges of length 7cm. It is currently
located on an edge x cm from one of its ends. While traveling on the surface of the cube,
it has to reach the grain located on the opposite edge (also at a distance xcm from one
of its ends) as shown below.
(i) What is the length of the shortest route to the grain if x = 2cm? How many routes of
this length are there?
(ii) Find an x for which there are four distinct shortest length routes to the grain



Please see attach image for figure. Please tell me the steps you have followed to arrive at the solution.



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