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picture a piece of paper wrapped exactly once around the candy cane
___ if you drew a diagonal on the paper, you would get one stripe spiraling along the entire length
now picture a transparent wrapper
___ if the wrapper is long enough to go exactly 6 times around, then you will get 6 complete spirals
the width of the wrapper is 6.0" and the length is (6 * .5 * pi)"
use Pythagoras to find the length of the diagonal