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225: Building a House

Here is a "house" that I built using cubes.

Questions:
What is the largest number of cubes that I could have used to make my house?
 
What is the smallest number of cubes that I could have used to make my house?
Use this Java applet from the Freudenthal Institute to help you think about the possible arrangements:

Building houses with side views
http://www.fi.uu.nl/toepassingen/02015/toepassing_wisweb.en.html

Submit your answer to  "Building a House"

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