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Problem of the Week
Problem A
Navid’s Nets

When Navid recycles boxes, he flattens them. Since he is learning about nets in school, he notices there are many different ways to flatten a cube-shaped box into a net.

A net is a pattern that can be cut out and then folded together to create a 3D shape. For example, consider the net shown.

A figure is formed using six identical squares. Four squares are placed horizontally side by side forming the centre row of the figure and the remaining squares are placed above and below the second square in the centre row.

When the net is folded together, it makes a cube.

Navid draws all the possible nets for a cube and finds that there are eleven different nets. Draw as many of the nets as you can. Can you draw them all?

Themes: Geometry