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# The maximum length of a pencil that can be kept in a rectangular box of dimensions 8 cm x 6cm x 2 cm, is

 A) $$\Large 2\sqrt{13} cm$$ B) $$\Large 2\sqrt{14} cm$$ C) $$\Large 2\sqrt{26} cm$$ D) $$\Large 10\sqrt{2} cm$$

 C) $$\Large 2\sqrt{26} cm$$

Length of largest pencil that can be kept in a box

= Diagonal of box = $$\Large \sqrt{l^{2}+b^{2}+h^{2}}$$

where, l = 8 cm, b = 6 cm, h = 2 cm

= $$\Large \sqrt{64 + 36 + 4}$$

= $$\Large \sqrt{104} = 2\sqrt{26 cm}$$

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