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Cube numbers

Cube numbers are formed by multiplying a digit by itself three times.

For example 2 cubed is 2 × 2 × 2 = 8
3 cubed is 3 × 3 × 3 = 27
4 cubed is 4 × 4 × 4 = 64

Each cube number can be represented by a cube made up of unit cubes.

Cube numbers
Question

Use your calculator to find the next six cube numbers (from 5 onwards) - then check your answer.

Answer

125 = 5 × 5 × 5, 216 = 6 × 6 × 6, etc.

So the next six cube numbers are:

125, 216, 343, 512, 729 and 1000

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