Cubing a Number: Learn
An exponent is a number that tells how many times the base number is used as a factor. For example, 43 indicates that the base number 4 is used as a factor 3 times. To determine the value of 43, multiply 4*4*4 = 64.
A cube or perfect cube can be written as a base with an exponent that has a value of three. The term cube comes from the geometric shape that has the same width and length and height. To find the volume of the cube, you can use the side length as a factor 3 times.
Exponents are written as a superscript number (for example: 43) or preceded by the caret (^) symbol (for example: 4^3).
Here is a list of the first several perfect cube numbers:
03 = 0*0*0 = 0
13 = 1*1*1 = 1
23 = 2*2*2 = 8
33 = 3*3*3 = 27
43 = 4*4*4 = 64
Cubing Numbers: Practice
Determine the value of the exponential expression.
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