Philos Cube Puzzle

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BS_PhilosCube.jpg (31440 bytes) All pieces are identical rectangular prisms with differing length, width and thickness.
This puzzle is based on the following problem presented by Mathematician Dean   Hoffman to a conference at Miami University in 1978: ’Fit 27 identical blocks into a cubic  box. The blocks must be of size AxBxC, with A, B, and C being different measurements.  The smallest edge must be longer than (A+B+C)/4.’

Now that the sizes have been determined for this puzzle's pieces, all you have to do is      assemble it! 

Solution included for those of us who may need a hint or two.

bullet27 Pieces
bulletA put-together puzzle.
bulletDifficulty: Moderate - 7 on a scale of 10
bulletOne solution
bullet2.75" cube
bulletDesigned by Dean Hoffman
bulletMade by Philos GmbH, Ltd.
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#027 - Philos Cube Puzzle: $18.00

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