# The following figure represents a wooden block of cube shape with 3 cm as its edge and all the face of the cube

The following figure represents a wooden block of cube shape with 3 cm as its edge and all the face of the cube are painted black. If the cube is cut along the dotted lines and 27 new cubes are formed with a volume of 1 cm^{3} What will be the no. of non-painted blocks?

(a) 1

(b) 3

(c) 6

(d) 9