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

Updated: 4/28/2022

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When you raise a number to the third power,

you get the 'cube' of the original number

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### What is called a number raised to the power 3?

a cubed number or a number to the third power

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### Is a number to the third power cubed?

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

### When a number is raised to a power what is it called?

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.

### If there is a fourth dimension then why is there no name for the fourth power?

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.

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### What is a cubed number times a squared number?

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

### Why does zero power is equal to one?

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.

### How do you get rid of a cubed number in an equation?

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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An exponent.

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