NCERT Class 8 Mathematics Chapter 7 Cube and Cube Roots CBSE Board Sample Problems

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Cube and Cube Roots

Cube Number

Numbers obtained when a number is multiplied by itself three are known as cube numbers


Some important point to note


  • All cube numbers can end with any digit unlike square number when end with 0, 1, 4 5, 6 or 9 at unit’s place

  • If a number has 1 in the unit’s place, then it’s cube ends in 1.

  • Even number cubes are even while odd number cubes are odd

  • There are only ten perfect cubes from 1 to 1000

  • There are only four perfect cubes form 1 to 100

Prime Factorization of Cubes

When we perform the Prime Factorization of Cubes number, we find one special property

(Triplet of prime facto 2)

(Triplet of 2 and 3)

Each prime factor of a number appears three times in the prime factorization of its cube.

Cube root

Cube root of a number is the number whose cube is given number

So we know that

Cube root of 27

Cube root is denoted by expression

How to Find Cube Root

How to Find Cube Root
How to find cube root



Finding cube root through prime factorization

This method, we find the prime factorization of the number.

We will get same prime number occurring in triplet for perfect cube number. Cube root will be given by multiplication of prime factor occurring in pair



Finding cube root by estimation method

This can be well explained with the example

The given number is 17576.

Step 1 form groups of three starting from the rightmost digit of 17576.

17576. In this case one group i.e., 576 has three digits whereas 17 has only two digits.

Step 2 Take 576.

The digit 6 is at its one’s place.

We take the one’s place of the required cube root as 6.

Step 3 Take the other group i.e., 17.

Cube of 2 is 8 and cube of 3 is 27. 17 lies between 8 and 27.

The smaller number among 2 and 3 is 2.

The one’s place of 2 is 2 itself. Take 2 as ten’s place of the cube root of 17576


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