Squares and cubes

Squares and cubes - squares: To cube a number , just...

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Squares and cubes Two specific types of powers should be noted,  squares  and  cubes.  To  square a number,  just  multiply it by itself (the exponent would be 2). For example, 6 squared (written 6 2 ) is 6 × 6, or 36. 36  is called a  perfect square  (the square of a whole number). Following is a list of the first twelve perfect 
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Unformatted text preview: squares: To cube a number , just multiply it by itself twice (the exponent would be 3). For example, 5 cubed (written 5 3 ) is 5 × 5 × 5, or 125. 125 is called a perfect cube (the cube of a whole number). Following is a list of the first twelve perfect cubes....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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