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Q: Why is a number raised to the third power called cubed?

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a cubed number or a number to the third power

cubed -tiffany

Yes. "Cubed" means the same as "raised to the third power".

The power could then be called an exponent. The number that is being raised to a power is called the base. In the case of 42, the exponent is 2 and the base is 4.

cubed

If a number raised to the second power is squared and raised to the third power is cubed, I'm going to take a guess and say that a number raised to the fourth power is tesseracted.

If it's the same number, it's that number to the fifth power.

an exponent

To divide a number raised to one power by the same number raised to a nother power, you subtract the powers; eg 5 cubed divided by 5 squared is 5 to the power (3 - 2) ie 5. If you divide 5 cubed by 5 cubed then you have 5 to the power (3 - 3) ie 0, but 5 cubed divided by 5 cubed is 1 hence 5 to the power zero is one. This calculation holds good for any non-zero number. If you are satisfied with this reply please consider awarding a Recommended Point to the responder.

it is called squared

An exponent.

To get rid of a cubed number in an equation, you need to take its cube root. For example, if you have x raised to the third power is equal to 2 raised to the third power, then one takes the cube root of both sides of the equation to find that x is equal to 2.

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When you raise a number to the third power, you get the 'cube' of the original number.

Yes. 6x6x6=216 When a number is cubed, it is multiplied to the third power.

23 is 8. It is also called 2 cubed.

because it is equal

When a number is raised to a power, the base is raised to an exponent.

Cubed is the term for "to the power of three". 273 is called Twenty-seven cubed....so it's just not just the 33 that is called cubed.

I think you mean the symbol for the power to which a number is raised. The two is called "squared"- that is when a number is multiplied times itself- 3 squared is 9. You will also see the small 3- "Cubed"- number times itself, times itself. 3 cubed is 27- 3x3x3.

squared as in square units and to the third power it would be cubed as in cubed units

10 any number raised to the power of one is that number. Any number raised to the power of zero is (by definition) 1

It is called a power. If the power is 2, it is read as "squared and if the power is 3 it is read as "cubed", otherwise is is read as "to the power of ..."

To calculate the volume of a cube, you use the third power of the length, so for example, if the length of an edge of a cube is 3" then the volume is 3x3x3 = 27 cubic inches. As a result, any time a number is raised to the third power, we can call it cubed, much as raising it to the second power is that number squared.