Interesting Puzzle

Time to solve a very interesting and logical puzzle

I have picked up this puzzle from IBM monthly challenge. I will give the exact link of the site later (for those who are interested)

Background: It’s Thanksgiving, and time to stuff the turkey. But we’ve got a problem. The stuffing came in a cube measuring 12cm on a side. The hole in the turkey, however, will accommodate a rectangular block measuring 8cm by 8cm by 27cm. Due to time constraints (we can’t miss the parade on TV) we only want to cut the stuffing into four pieces.

The question:
How can we cut the 12cm cube into four pieces which will reassemble into an 8cm by 8cm by 27cm block?

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4 thoughts to “Interesting Puzzle”

  1. ANS IS 240 .BECAUSE AS PER THE QUES U CANNOT HAVE THE HT AS 27.SINCE HT OF THE CUBE IS ONLY 12.SO IT WOULD BE[( 12*12*12)-(8*8*12)]/4=240…………..
    IF NOT I WOULD BE WAITING TO KNOW THE CORRECT ANS…..

  2. Step 1: Facing the section 12cm wide by 12cm high, make a ‘staircase cut’ to get one ‘L’ shaped piece at the bottom and one inverted ‘L’ shaped piece at the top each with width 8cm and height 12 cm.

    Step 2: Slide the upper inverted ‘L’ piece over the bottom ‘L’ piece to get a cuboid 8cm wide by 18cm high by 12 cm thick.

    Step 3: Turn the block and looking at the face 12cm wide by 18cm high, again make a ‘staircase cut’ to get two ‘L’ shaped pieces as in step 1 each with width 8cm and height 18 cm.

    Step 4: Slide the upper inverted ‘L’ piece over the bottom ‘L’ piece to get a cuboid 8 wide by 27cm high by 8 cm thick.

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