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An example is playfully for grade 6 from Math and I don't know how to explain it to my daughter when I don't want to use the calculator to calculate the cube root. Thus:

A cuboid was made from a block of 16x18x48 mm of modeline. What will be the edge of the cube? If I calculate the cuboid volume, would I have to cube root or not? Thank you for your answer.

Result

a2 =  24 mm

#### Solution:

$a=16 \ \text{mm} \ \\ b=18 \ \text{mm} \ \\ c=48 \ \text{mm} \ \\ \ \\ V=a \cdot \ b \cdot \ c=16 \cdot \ 18 \cdot \ 48=13824 \ \text{mm}^3 \ \\ \ \\ V=a_{2}^3 \ \\ x_{0}=\dfrac{ a+b+c }{ 3 }=\dfrac{ 16+18+48 }{ 3 } \doteq \dfrac{ 82 }{ 3 } \doteq 27.3333 \ \text{mm} \ \\ V_{0}=27^3=19683 \ \text{mm}^3 \ \\ V_{1}=28^3=21952 \ \text{mm}^3 \ \\ V_{3}=26^3=17576 \ \text{mm}^3 \ \\ V_{4}=25^3=15625 \ \text{mm}^3 \ \\ V_{5}=24^3=13824 \ \text{mm}^3 \ \\ V_{5}=V \ \\ a_{2}=24 \ \text{mm} \ \\ \ \\ \text{ Correctness test: } \ \\ 13824=2^9 \cdot \ 3^3=( 2^3 \cdot \ 3)^3=(8 \cdot \ 3)^3=24^3 \ \\ a_{2}=24 \ \\ \ \\ a_{2}=\sqrt[3]{ V}=\sqrt[3]{ 13824 }=24 \ \text{mm}$

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