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Here is this week’s problem:
An insect is located at one corner (point A) on the surface of a rectangular solid that measures 3 x 4 x 5 inches, as shown in the diagram.
Note: Figure is not drawn to scale.
If the insect crawls along the surface of the rectangular solid to the opposite corner (point B), what is the shortest possible length, in inches, of the insect’s path from point A to point B?
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