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# Is doubling a cube a possible construction?

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### Is doubling a cube possible?

Yes, it is possible.

### What construction was never accomplished by the Greeks?

Doubling a cube Trisecting any angle

doubling a cube.

### Is it possible to double a cube using a straight edge and compass?

No. This is known to be impossible. For more information, including a proof, check the Wikipedia article on "doubling the cube".

### How do you figure out what is the number of the number cube?

You cannot. And not all number cubes have the numbers 1-6 on them. For example, a doubling cube for backgammon.You cannot. And not all number cubes have the numbers 1-6 on them. For example, a doubling cube for backgammon.You cannot. And not all number cubes have the numbers 1-6 on them. For example, a doubling cube for backgammon.You cannot. And not all number cubes have the numbers 1-6 on them. For example, a doubling cube for backgammon.

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### Which of these constructions is impossible using only a compass and straightedge-?

Constructions that are impossible using only a compass and straightedge include Trisecting an angle Squaring a circle Doubling a cube

### Is doubling a square possible?

Yes, it is possible.

### How do you use the gambling die in backgammon?

The die you are referring to is actually called a 'doubling cube'; it is one way in which the stakes can be raised in a backgammon match. The use of the doubling cube only makes sense when a backgammon match is played to more than one game. The use of a doubling cube does not necessarily mean that a backgammon match is being played for money.

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### What is the point of doubling a cube?

No point, it has been proved impossible many, many years ago.

### Which constructions is impossible using only a compass and straightedge?

doubling the cube