# Henry Ernest Dudeney/Modern Puzzles/145 - A Cube Paradox

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*Modern Puzzles* by Henry Ernest Dudeney: $145$

- A Cube Paradox

*I had two solid cubes of lead, one very slightly larger than the other.**Through one of them I cut a hole (without destroying the continuity of the four sides)**so that the other cube could be passed right through it.*

*On weighing them afterwards it was found that the larger cube was still the heavier of the two.**How was this possible?*

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## Sources

- 1926: Henry Ernest Dudeney:
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