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## THE SCULPTOR'S PROBLEM.

(

Money Puzzles)

An ancient sculptor was commissioned to supply two statues, each on a

cubical pedestal. It is with these pedestals that we are concerned. They

were of unequal sizes, as will be seen in the illustration, and when the

time arrived for payment a dispute arose as to whether the agreement was

based on lineal or cubical measurement. But as soon as they came to

measure the two pedestals the matter was at once settled, because,

curiously enough, the number of lineal feet was exactly the same as the

number of cubical feet. The puzzle is to find the dimensions for two

pedestals having this peculiarity, in the smallest possible figures. You

see, if the two pedestals, for example, measure respectively 3 ft. and 1

ft. on every side, then the lineal measurement would be 4 ft. and the

cubical contents 28 ft., which are not the same, so these measurements

will not do.

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