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A CUBE, which has sides 10m, is built by smaller cubes which has sides 1m. In other words, the CUBE is made up of 1000 smaller cubes. If I were to remove the external layer of 1m from each face of the CUBE, how many smaller cubes would I have removed?

Ans: 488