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What is the Cube Root of 1179?

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Solution: Cube of Root Of 1179 is 10.564 Methods Step-by-step solution of the cube root of 1179 Let’s do a quick recap on what cube roots are and the different ways we can represent them. Cube root is the opposite operation of “cubing” a number. For example, when we say that we cubed the number 2, we are asking what the product is after multiplying 2 three times by itself : 2 x 2 x 2, which gives 8 (so the cube of 2 is 8). However, when a question asks for a cube root, we ask ourselves: what number when multiplied by itself three times produces that number. To use the same example, if we want to find the cube root of 8, we see that we can multiply 2 x 2 x 2, and the cube root of 8 is 2. Two other ways we can represent the cube root of 1179 is: Exponent form: 1179 1 / 3 {1179}^{1/3} 1179 1/3 Radical form: 1179 3 \sqrt[3]{1179} 3 1179 ​ If the number is small and perfect, you might be able to tell what the cube root is just by looking at the problem, but sometimes when the number is big, it is best to find the prime factorization of 1179 and rewrite 1179 as its prime factorization. Remember : Be prepared knowing that sometimes, the cube root of a number may not be perfect. A perfect cube root means that the answer is a whole number and not a decimal. However, if your cube root is not perfect, then you would have a decimal answer. Since we know that the prime factorization of 1179 is 3^2 × 131^1, we can rewrite the cube root of 1179 like so: 1179 3 = 3 2 × 13 1 1 3 \sqrt[3]{1179} = \sqrt[3]{3^2 × 131^1} 3 1179 ​ = 3 3 2 × 13 1 1 ​ Unfortunately, there is no way to get rid of the cube root so that must mean our answer is not a perfect cube root and the only way is to punch it in the calculator to get a decimal answer. Therefore: 3 2 × 13 1 1 3 = 10.564 \sqrt[3]{3^2 × 131^1} = 10.564 3 3 2 × 13 1 1 ​ = 10.564 Therefore, the cube root of 1179 is 10.564 (3 decimal places). Find the cube root of more numbers! You know the saying, “practice makes perfect”? Well, it’s definitely true - take a look at some more problems like this one to become a master at finding the cube root of a number What is the cube root of 2256? What is the cube root of 2560? What is the cube root of 3694? What is the cube root of 1744? What is the cube root of 3902?