# Wrapping a Cube - Geometry

mandy is wrapping a box 1 ft on each side. the wrapping paper is 26 in by 60 in. what size piece should she cut

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 Apr 22, 2012 Wrapping a Cube by: Staff Question: mandy is wrapping a box 1 ft on each side. the wrapping paper is 26 in by 60 in. what size piece should she cut Answer: The wrapping paper must cover a cube with measures 1 ft on each edge. Surface area of cube = 1 ft * 1 ft * 6 faces of cube = 6 ft² Surface area of cube = 12 in * 12 in * 6 faces of cube = 864 in² The wrapping paper must cover 864 in² There are many ways the paper can be cut. One way is to cut a piece of wrapping paper 18 inches by 48 inches to begin with (1 ½ feet by 4 feet). This piece will cover the entire outside area of the cube, but you will need to cut it into smaller pieces to make it fit. Thanks for writing. Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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