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How many cubes are in a 3x3x3 cube? 2019-06-24
From Darren:
Dear Sir/Madam, How many cubes of different sizes (eg. 1x1x1, 2x2x2, 3x3x3) are there in total in say, a 3x3x3 cube? I have trouble figuring this out.

Yours faithfully,

Answered by Penny Nom.
A limit 2015-02-19
From genc:
Lim (27x^3-1) / (3x-1)
X-> 1/3

Answered by Harley Weston.
A difference quotient 2015-01-12
From Sasha:
Simplify the difference quotient

f(x) − f(a)/ x-a
if x ≠ a.
f(x) = x^3 − 12

Answered by Penny Nom.
Five cubes 2014-01-15
From Bob:
Rick has five cubes. When he arranges them from smallest to largest, the difference between the heights of any two neighbouring cubes is 2 cm. The largest cube is as high as a tower built from the two smallest cubes. How high is a tower built from all five cubes?
Answered by Penny Nom.
Squares and cubes 2013-08-02
From Sandra:
What whole number equals 25 when it is squared and 125 when it is cubed?
Answered by Penny Nom.
a cube-b cube-a+b= ? 2013-06-16
From saryu:
a cube-b cube-a+b= ?
find the answer

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two cubes 2012-09-04
From alexis:
a cube has one face that is equal to the total surface area of another cube. Find the ratio of their volumes
Answered by Penny Nom.
Three metallic cubes 2012-05-13
From Pragun:
Three metallic cubes whose edges are in the ratio 3:4:5 are melt to form a single cube whose diagonal is 12*square root of 3. What are lengths of the edges(in cm) of the three cubes
Answered by Penny Nom.
A pattern is built with cubes. 2011-02-08
From e:
A pattern is built with cubes.
The first item is 1 cube.
The second item is a block of 8 cubes.
The third item is a block of 27 cubes.
If the pattern is continued, how many cubes are needed for the fourth and fifth?

Answered by Penny Nom.
Difference of cubes 2010-05-22
From Anad:
how can we prove a^3 - b^3 is equal to (a-b)(a^2+ab+b^2)?
Answered by Penny Nom.
1^3 + 2^3 + 3^3 +4^3 ... n^3 = ? 2010-01-29
From ireimaima:
Can u please help me with this question.. I find that when i test eg: n=2 for n (n+1) /4, it seems that it does not giving me the right answer of 1^3 + 2^3 = 9 but 3/2... i'm confuse..can u please help me..thanks so much

Prove that: 1^3 + 2^3 + 3^3 +4^3………………………………..n^3 = n (n+1) /4

Answered by Penny Nom.
Cubes and squares 2009-09-16
From Stanley:
What is a three consecutive digit number like 5,6,7 , which is two less than a cube and two more than a square?
Answered by Robert Dawson.
A difference quotient 2009-06-17
From Sue:
When s(x)=x^3+x, compute and simplify the difference quotient s(x+h)-s(x)/h.
Answered by Harley Weston.
Factoring 2008-11-19
From Neji:
How do you factor (y-z) (y+z) (y^4+y^2z^2+z^4) and get (y+z)(y^2-yz+z^2) (y-z) (y^2+yz+z^2) as the answer?
Answered by Harley Weston.
A cubic equation 2008-08-25
From RAM:
The following Cubic Eqn should have three roots - what are they?


Answered by Penny Nom.
Sum and difference of cubes 2008-01-30
From Amanda:
It has been a really long time since I was in Algebra and I can't remember how to factor cubes such as x^3 +81 or subtracting/adding fractions with variables such as [1/(x+h)+2]-[1/x+2]. Please help!!!
Answered by Penny Nom.
Explaining the factoring for the difference of cubes 2008-01-16
From Bill:
A student asked me where did the "difference of cubes" and "sum of cubes" come from. I did not have an answer for her. She is very bright and understands how they work but wanted to know where they derived from. Any help you can offer would be great. Thanks
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
How many cubes have one face painted red? 2007-11-27
From Ashutosh:
A rectangular block measuring 10 units by 8 units by 6 units is made up of cubes measuring 1 unit on a side. The base of the block is 10 units by 8 units. The outside of the block other than the base is painted red. How many of the unit cubes have exactly one face painted red?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom.
Cubes 2007-09-21
From Yvonne:
The numbers 756 and 72, expressed as products of prime factors, are 756 = 2² x 3³ x 7 and 72 = 2³ x 3²

Use these result to find,

the smallest integer, x, such that 756x is a perfect cube.

Answered by Penny Nom.
Find all numbers which are both squares and cubes 2007-07-30
From Arul:
what is the easiest way to find the number which is both a square and a cube? the numbers i know are 64 and 729 which is both a sqr and a cube. i took long time to solve this.. is there any easier way?
Answered by Steve La Rocque.
A trillion sugar cubes 2006-11-10
From Leeza:
How many dump trucks (I believe the standard bed size is 16'L x 8'W x 4'D) would it take to hold one trillion sugar cubes (which I believe are approximately 2cm in L, W and D)?
Answered by Penny Nom.
(a^(1/3) – b^(1/3)) ( a^(2/3) + a^(1/3)b^(1/3) + b^(2/3)) 2006-10-24
From Julie:
(a1/3 – b1/3) ( a2/3 + a1/3b1/3 + b2/3)
Answered by Haley Ess.
How many of these cubes have no wax of them? 2006-03-10
From Iban:
cube cheese is 4cm wide, 4cm long, 4cm high. three faces of the cube meet in the corner covers thin layers of wax. The cheese is then cut two, then cut 64 small cubes, which is the length 1cm. How many of these cubes have no wax of them?
Answered by Stephen La Rocque.
Factor 2006-03-08
From Brad:
x3 + 64m3 and 125p3 - q6

Answered by Penny Nom.
3x^4 - 81 2006-01-02
From Julio:
How can I factor the following?:

3x4 - 81

Answered by Penny Nom.
"a" cubed minus "b" cubed 2004-12-02
From Denise:
"a"cubed minus "b"cubed equal (a-b) times
("a"squared plus "ab" plus "b"squared)?

I know this is a formula, but why is it true?

Answered by Penny.
Slicing cubes 2004-11-23
From Anthony:
You are working with a power saw and wish to cut a wooden cube 3-inches on aside into 27 1-inch cubes. You can do this by making six cuts through the cube keeping the pieces together in the cube shape. Can you reduce the number of necessary cuts by rearranging the pieces after each cut?
Answered by Chris Fisher.
Factoring 2004-07-19
From A student:
Factor completely:
3x3 - 24y3
54x6 + 16y3
16xy - 4x - 4y - 1
0.09x2 - 0.16y2

Answered by Penny Nom.
Factoring 2004-04-27
From Bipin:

a to the power of 6 + b to the power of 6

Answered by Penny Nom.
Some factoring problems 2004-04-15
From KJ:

Factor these:
x3+125 -----> (x+5)3
8x3-27 -----> (?)
x2+36 -----> (x+6)2
x4-5x2+4 --> (?)

Answered by Penny Nom.
Factoring 2002-12-11
From Larry:

how do u factor trinonmials

EX: X 3 + Y 3

X 3 - 8Y 3

8X 2 - 72

64A 3 - 125B 6

Answered by Penny Nom.
Factor completely 2002-11-21
From Shelley:
these two questions are to be factored completely but i have no idea how to factor them
  1. (x-4y) 2 - 3(x-4y) - 4
  2. x 6 + y 6

Answered by Penny Nom.
Two cubes 2002-07-12
From Vanessa:
The edges of a cube are 50% as long as the edges of another cube. What percent of the volume of the larger cube is the volume of the smaller cube?
Answered by Peny Nom.
24x^4 + 3x 2002-03-18
From gary:
24x 4 + 3x
Answered by Penny Nom.
The number of hidden cubes 2002-02-05
From Katie:
This problem is about finding the number of cubes visible and hidden in a cube.

In a cube that is 3x3, 19 cubes can be seen. 8 are hidden.
In a cube that is 4x4, 37 cubes can be seen. 27 are hidden.
In a cube that is 5x5, 61 cubes can be seen. 64 are hidden.
In a cube that is 6x6, 91 cubes can be seen. 125 are hidden.

The question is:
Explain how you could find the number of small cubes that are visible and hidden in a cube of any size.

Answered by Paul Betts and Penny Nom.
Some algebra 2001-10-15
From James:
I cannot figure these out I was wondering if you could help me? I have no one to answer my questions.
  1. (7x2 – 3yz)2 – (7x2 + 3yz)2

  2. Use Pascal’s triangle to expand (2x – y)4

  3. 8x3 y - x3 y4

  4. (m + 3n)2 – 144

  5. 12x4 y – 16x3 y2 – 60x2 y3

  6. p3 q2 – 9p3 + 27q2 – 243

Answered by Peny Nom.
The sum of the cubes is the square of the sum 2000-10-10
From Otoniel:
Without using mathematical induction, or any other method discovered after 1010 a.d. , prove that the sum of i3, (where i, is the index of summation) from one to, n, is equal to ((n*(n+1))/2)2
Answered by Penny Nom.
Factoring ^6 2000-01-03
From Athena:

my name is Athena and I have a question on factoring: how would you figure this out:

(x6-y6) and (x6+y6)

Answered by Penny Nom.
towers of cubes 1999-10-05
From Sanker:
I need help to solve this Rules for bulding towers of cubes
rule 1 The number of cubes on the bottom layer is always one less than the number of squares on the grid
rule 2 Each new layer is made with one cube less than the layer underneath it.
  1. Investigate how many different arrangements there are of 4 cubes on top of 5 cubes on a two by three grid

  2. investigate the number of different arrangements of six cubes on top of seven cubes on a two by four grid

  3. investigate the relation between the number of arrangements of cubes and the size of the grid
    • when there are two layers of cubes
    • when there are more than two layers of cubes

Answered by Walter Whiteley.
The sum of the cubes is the square of the sum 1999-08-25
From Bernard Yuen:
How to prove 13 + 23 + 33 + 43 + ... n3 is equal to (1+2+3+...n)2? (for n is positive integer)
Answered by Harley Weston.
Factoring 1999-03-30
From Maggie Stephens:
I don't know anything about factoring would you plese help me.

3x4 - 48

54x6 + 16y3


12x2 - 36x + 27

9 - 81x2

a3 + b3c3

I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me thanks.
Answered by Jack LeSage.

Patterns 1999-01-07
From Melis Kalay:
I'm confused about questions like these:

1. 2by2by2 cube:

If this cube was painted blue on the outside,

  • how many cubes would have 3 blue faces
  • 2 blue faces
  • 1 blue face
  • 0 blue faces

Answered by Jack LeSage and Penny Nom.



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