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A carpenter wants to ship a copper rod to his new construction location in his toolbox. The rod cannot be bent and has a negligible width. The rectangular tool case he is using is 12 inches wide by 16 inches long by 20 inches high. Which of the following is the longest possible rod that can fit in the toolbox?

A. 22 inches
B. 25 inches
C. 28 inches
D. 30 inches
E. 34 inches
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A carpenter wants to ship a copper rod to his new construction location in his toolbox. The rod cannot be bent and has a negligible width. The rectangular tool case he is using is 12 inches wide by 16 inches long by 20 inches high. Which of the following is the longest possible rod that can fit in the toolbox?

A. 22 inches
B. 25 inches
C. 28 inches
D. 30 inches
E. 34 inches


We are basically asked to find the length of the diagonal of the solid, which is \(\sqrt{12^2+16^2+20^2}=\sqrt{800}=2-\sqrt{2}\approx{28}\).

Answer: C.
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Diagonal of the box \(= \sqrt{12^2 + 16^2 + 20^2} = \sqrt{800} = \sqrt{400} * \sqrt{2} = 20 * 1.414 = 28.28\)

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