Posted by: acedat | May 16, 2008

Cube Counting

Continuing on from the last post, I will go over the cube counting section. Going straight to the point, I will show you exactly what I did for this section.

1. Make a table like the below.

2. Go through each cube and determine how many sides are visible.

3. Once you have finished going through all the cubes, do the questions.

The most important thing is NOT to make mistakes when you are transcribing on the table and counting how many cubes have x number of visible sides.

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Responses

  1. holy shit

  2. Would you assume the whole cube is symmetrical or just count whatever is visible to you?
    I hope my Question makes sense!
    thx

    • it is not symmetrical. count the cubes you see then go back and look at the hidden ones. Remember you cant have any floating cubes so if one side has 4 cubes and another has 3 but they are the same height then there is definitely a cube that is being covered. Use your best judgement on finding hidden cubes. Comes with practice!

  3. #

    Would you assume the whole cube is symmetrical or just count whatever is visible to you?
    I hope my Question makes sense!
    thx

  4. [...] The AceDAT blog has a great cube-counting method and some other cool tips for the DAT. [...]

  5. I realize this is pretty late Mimi, but for anyone else with the same question, the only cubes you count that aren’t immediately visible are those necessary for support. If you see a cube three spaces up in the back space, you have to assume it couldn’t float there, and there must be two cubes holding it up from the ground.

  6. [...] The AceDAT blog has a great cube-counting method and some other cool tips for the DAT. [...]

  7. [...] The AceDAT blog has a great cube-counting method and some other cool tips for the DAT. [...]

  8. You should also include 0 because that is a viable answer in this section.

    Ex:

    0
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5


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