# Possible Increasing Paths in Cubes

**Discrete Mathematics**Level 5

**valid label** is one where each edge is labeled a distinct number from 1 to 12. An **increasing path** is a path formed by the edges labeled \(i, j\) and \(k\) such that \(i < j < k\) and the edges \(i, j\) and \(k\) form a continuous curve (i.e. edge \(j\) has a common vertex with edges \(i\) and \(k\), and these 3 edges do not share a common vertex). Over all possible valid labels, what is the minimum number of increasing paths?

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