Posted by **gabriela** on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 2:19pm.

A candy cane 20 cm high has a circumference of 3 cm. The red “ribbon” makes exactly 4 complete turns round the candy cane while its two ends touch the cane's top and bottom. How long is the ribbon in cm?

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**Reiny**, Friday, February 21, 2014 at 4:17pm
Visualize the candy cane made in the form of a paper cylinder.

Cut the cylinder open, you will see that the "ribbon" around the candy cane or cylinder consists of 4 diagonals for 4 different rectangles.

the height of each of those rectangles is 20/4 or 5 cm

and the width is 3 cm

So the diagonal or hypotenuse is ..

√(5^2 + 3^2) = √34

So the length of the "ribbon" is 4√34

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