# Verbal Reasoning - Cube and Cuboid - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Cube and Cuboid - Cube and Cuboid 2 (Q.No. 3)
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The following questions are based on the information given below:

1. There is a cuboid whose dimensions are 4 x 3 x 3 cm.
2. The opposite faces of dimensions 4 x 3 are coloured yellow.
3. The opposite faces of other dimensions 4 x 3 are coloured red.
4. The opposite faces of dimensions 3 x 3 are coloured green.
5. Now the cuboid is cut into small cubes of side 1 cm.

3.
How many small cubes will have no face coloured ?
1
2
4
8
Explanation:

Number of small cubes have no face coloured = (4 - 2) x (3 - 2) = 2 x 1 = 2

Discussion:
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Sangam said:   2 years ago
Thank you @Pinky.

Pinky said:   6 years ago
Total cubes = 4*3*3 = 36.

Cubes with 3 faces coloured = 8.
Cubes with 2 faces coloured = 16 (6+6+2+2).
Cubes with 1 face colured = 10 (2+2+1+1+2+2).
So, cubes with no coloured face = 36-(8+16+10) = 36-34 = 2.
(3)

Rakeshsoni said:   7 years ago
Can anyone explain this?

To find the faces that have not been colored can be given by the

formula(x-2)^3,

for a cube l, b, h are same so can directy use, whereas for cuboid.

Since they ve different dimensions,

its given as (l-2) *(b-2)*(h-2)

here l=4 other values are 3,

So, 2*1*1 =2