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The Ladybird Mathematics Challenge

12 January 2016

A ladybird wishes to travel from B to A on the surface of a wooden block with dimensions 2 x 4 x 8 as shown in the diagram.

Can you determine the shortest distance for the ladybird to walk?

  • Maths Challenge

For the adults amongst you, you may have seen this type of problem before and know a sneaky way to show the answer. However, can you solve the problem using algebra and prove that there is only one route which is the shortest?

As always – feedback and solutions can be sent to the teacher setting the problem which mentioned, is from m-brown@bisspuxi.com">Mr Brown.

Martin Brown, Head of Mathematics