Cut the cube riddle


You have to cut a cube into 27 smaller cubes (just like a Rubik’s Cube). It is to be done with 6 cuts to the original cube i.e. 2 in the x, 2 in the y, 2 in the z. Now, assuming that you can arrange the pieces however you like before doing a cut, what is the minimum number of cuts required to obtain the 27 smaller cubes?

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    6 is the minimum number of cuts.
    If we focus on the biggest remaining block we get the following:

    333 => 233 => 133 or 223 => 123 or 222 => 113 or 122 => 112 => 111

    This is 6 cuts. It doesn’t matter how you arrange the smaller blocks.

    CugelTheWise Expert Answered on 21st September 2018.
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