Posted by Marion on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 8:59pm.
a box is in the shape of a cube where each face of the box is 12 inches by 12 inches. How long is the longest possible stick that can fit inside this cube?

geometry  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 9:25pm
This is time for the Pythagorean Theorem.
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
12^2 + 12^2 = c^2
144 + 144 = c^2
288 = c^2
16.97 = c

geometry  Steve, Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 5:38am
Actually, since we have a 3D cube, the longest stick goes from the bottom corner to the opposite top corner.
d^2 = 12^2 + 12^2 + 12^2 = 3*12^2
d = 12√3 = 20.78
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