Cubes and Dice

Category : 9th Class

Type-I (Number of cubes/blocks in a solid)

In such type of problems, a solid made up of many identical cubes or blocks/cuboids is given. A student is required to count all these cubes or blocks/cuboids.

EXAMPLE

1.         Count the number of cubes in the given figure. (a) 8                              (b) 9                              (c) 12                            (d) 15

Explanation (d):

There are 4, 4 and 1 columns each containing 1, 2 and 3 cubes respectively.

So number all possible cubes $=\left( 4\times 1 \right)+\left( 4\times 2 \right)+\left( 1\times 3 \right)=15.$

Type-II (Construction of boxes)

In such type of problems a net of a cube or cuboid is given and a student is asked to identify the cube or cuboid formed from this net.

2.         A sheet of paper is given in Fig. (X) which has to be folded to form a box.

Choose a box from amongst the alternatives, that is similar to the boxes formed. (a) S only                      (b) Q and S only             (c) P and R only                         (d) R only

Explanation (b):

The opposite faces of the box so formed are: A and E, B and D, C and F.

The option (b) fulfills this condition.

Type-III (Problems on Dice faces)

In such type of problems the same dice is shown in various positions.

A student is required to observe these positions and then answer the given question.

3.         The four different positions of a dice are given below.

How many dots are there on the face opposite the face with three dots? (a) 2                                          (b) 4                                          (c) 5                                          (d) 6

Explanation (c):

From figures (i), (ii) and (iv), we conclude that 6, 4, 1 and 2 dots appear adjacent to 3 dots.

Clearly, there will be 5 dots on the face opposite the face with 3 dots.

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