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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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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hint: a cube has SIX faces does that help?
so six colours?
no,less than that

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well not necessarily
six is the greatest
The top and he bottom could be painted the same colour though
so that brings it down to five...
Three - because you have a metting
Then you paint the left and the right the same colour.
Of three faces at EACH corner ==> Atleast 3
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
it follows the requirement that no adjacent faces have same colour
every opposite face can have same color,so 3 pairs of faces---?3 colors...
ohhhh i get it so the leats is 3?
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By the way I gave you the answer, hmmm ....should I say... first ?
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