# Cubes and Dice Questions

A) 12 | B) 13 |

C) 15 | D) Cannot be determined |

Explanation:

In a usual dice, the sum of the numbers on any two opposite faces is always 7. Thus, 1 is opposite 6, 2 is opposite 5 and 3 is opposite 4.

Consequently, when 4, 3, 1 and 5 are the numbers on the top faces, then 3, 4, 6 and 2 respectively are the numbers on the face touching the ground. The total of these numbers = 3 + 4 + 6 + 2 = 15.

A) 1 | B) 2 |

C) 4 | D) 5 |

Explanation:

From positions X and Y we conclude that 1, 5, 6 and 3 lie adjacent to 4. Therefore, 2 must lie opposite 4. From positions Y and Z we conclude that 4, 3, 2 and 5 lie adjacent to 6. Therefore, 1 must lie opposite 6. Thus, 2 lies opposite 4, 1 lies opposite 6 and consequently 5 lies opposite 3.

As analysed above, 1 lies opposite 6.

A) 2 | B) 3 |

C) 6 | D) Cannot be determined |

Explanation:

We shall assume the dice in fig. (ii) to be rotated so that the 5 dots appear at the same position as in fig. (i) i.e. on RHS face (i.e. on face II as per activity 1) and 1 dot appears at the same position as in fig; (i) i.e. on Front face (i.e. on face I). Then, from the, two figures, 2 dots appear on the top face (i.e. on face V) and 4 dots appear on the Bottom face (i.e. on face VI).

Since, these two faces are opposite to each other, therefore, two dots are contained on the face opposite to that containing four dots.

A) 1 | B) 2 |

C) 3 | D) 6 |

Explanation:

From figures (i) and (ii), it is clear that 4, 1, 3 and 6 he adjacent to 2. Therefore, 5 must lie opposite 2. Thus, if 5 is at the top, then 2 must be at the bottom.

A) 80 | B) 87 |

C) 89 | D) 90 |

Explanation:

In the figure, there are 9 columns containing 5 cubes each, 7 columns containing 4 cubes each, 5 columns containing 3 cubes each and 1 column containing 1 cube.

$\therefore $Total number of cubes = (9 x 5) + (7 x 4) + (5 x 3) + (1 x 1) = 89

A) Circle | B) Triangle |

C) Arrow | D) Cross |

Explanation:

From figures X and Y, we conclude that dot, circle, square and cross lie adjacent to the triangle. Therefore, the arrow must lie opposite the triangle. From figures X and Z, we conclude that dot, triangle, arrow and cross lie adjacent to the circle. Therefore, the square must lie opposite the circle. Thus, the arrow lies opposite the triangle, the square lies opposite the circle and consequently, the cross lies opposite the dot.

As analysed above, the cross lies opposite the dot.

A) 1 | B) 2 |

C) 4 | D) 5 |

Explanation:

From figures (i) and (ii) we conclude that the number 1, 2, 3 and 4 appear adjacent to 6. Thus, the number 5 will appear opposite 6. Therefore, when six is at the bottom, then 5 will be at the top.

A) 56 | B) 60 |

C) 64 | D) 72 |

Explanation:

(Total numbers of cubes in a line x Number of stack / tower) + ...

= (6x1)+(5x2)+(4x3)+(3x4)+(5x2)+(6x1)

= 6+10+12+12+10+6 = 56