# Verbal Reasoning - Cube and Cuboid - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Cube and Cuboid - Cube and Cuboid 1 (Q.No. 5)
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The following questions are based on the information given below:

1. A cuboid shaped wooden block has 6 cm length, 4 cm breadth and 1 cm height.
2. Two faces measuring 4 cm x 1 cm are coloured in black.
3. Two faces measuring 6 cm x 1 cm are coloured in red.
4. Two faces measuring 6 cm x 4 cm are coloured in green.
5. The block is divided into 6 equal cubes of side 1 cm (from 6 cm side), 4 equal cubes of side 1 cm(from 4 cm side).

5.
How many cubes will remain if the cubes having black and green coloured are removed ?
4
8
12
16
Explanation:

Number of small cubes which are Black and Green is 8 in all.

Hence, the number of remaining cubes are = 24 - 8 = 16

Discussion:
13 comments Page 1 of 2.

Devanshi said:   6 years ago
Well, its given cubes having black and green, but it's not mentioned that it cannot have a red color, so the cubes that have black and green both colour are the cubes present in the left and right corners, which sum up to 8.

Thus remaining 16 cubes are left.

Sonika said:   7 years ago

Bhuwan said:   8 years ago
@Neeraj consider cubes with only Black and Green color. I don't find the word "only". Read question carefully How many cubes will remain if the cubes having black and green coloured are removed?

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Santhosh subramanyam said:   9 years ago
I agree with @Anish but in question they didn't asked only green and black.

According to question there is a possibility to consider 3 colours.
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Harsh said:   9 years ago
I''mm agree with @Anish.

Anish said:   9 years ago
Total no. of cubes colored with black and green = 4.

Total no. of cubes = 6*4*1 = 24.

Hence answer should be 20 not 16 according to question.
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Ya @Neeraj you are right. I agree with you. So finally what should be our answer for the given statement? 24 or 16.
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Why we include corner cubes. There are only 4 cubes with only Black and Green color. 4 cubes with Red, Black and Green colors and 8 cubes with only Green color, 8 cubes with Green and Red color.

According to Question We have to consider cubes with only Black and Green color and no other color. Right now we are considering 4 cubes (with only black and Green color) and 4 corner cubes (with all the three colors Black+Green+red) for counting total number of Black and green cubes.

So Answer should be 24-4 = 20.
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The word "only" is missing.

Hence when we say black and green colored cubes.

It includes all the cubes which are black in colour and all the cubes which are green in colour.
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