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What is the least number of different colours needed to paint a cube so no adjacent faces have the same colour?

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  1. lgbasallote
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    hint: a cube has SIX faces does that help?

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  2. CassiusDelaney
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    so six colours?

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  3. hartnn
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    no,less than that

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  4. lgbasallote
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    well not necessarily

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  5. lgbasallote
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    six is the greatest

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  6. Polrek
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    The top and he bottom could be painted the same colour though

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  7. CassiusDelaney
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    so that brings it down to five...

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  8. Mikael
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    Three - because you have a metting

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  9. Polrek
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    Then you paint the left and the right the same colour.

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  10. Mikael
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    Of three faces at EACH corner ==> Atleast 3

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  11. lgbasallote
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    let's try an example |dw:1346152773006:dw| in my example you have red on the front and back; yellow on the sides; orange on top and bottom

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  12. lgbasallote
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    it follows the requirement that no adjacent faces have same colour

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  13. hartnn
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    every opposite face can have same color,so 3 pairs of faces---?3 colors...

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  14. CassiusDelaney
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    ohhhh i get it so the leats is 3?

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  15. lgbasallote
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    yup

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  16. CassiusDelaney
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    thankyou guys your the besr :))

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  17. lgbasallote
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    we're glad to be the besr

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  18. CassiusDelaney
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    haha :')

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  20. Mikael
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    By the way I gave you the answer, hmmm ....should I say... first ?

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  21. CassiusDelaney
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    y not :) thx :))

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