Cubic root

This tool calculates the Cubic Root of a real number A.

Understanding and Calculating Cube Roots

The cube root of a number is another number that, when multiplied by itself twice (that is, multiplied by itself and then by itself again), gives the original number. For example, the cube root of 27 is 3, because 3 x 3 x 3 = 27. The cube root is often represented by the symbol .

How to calculate a cube root:

  1. Using a calculator: This is the simplest and most accurate method. Just enter the number and press the cube root button if available.
  2. Manual extraction method: Manual extraction of a cube root, although less common, is possible. Historically, before the advent of calculators, mathematicians and scientists used manual methods to extract cube roots of numbers.
    The manual extraction method for cube roots is similar in principle to the square root method, but adapted for third powers. It involves dividing the number into groups of digits (usually in threes from the decimal point or comma) and then proceeding through a series of estimations, subtractions, and divisions to progressively obtain each digit of the cube root.


  • Example 1: Find the cube root of 64.
    - Using a calculator, we find that ∛64 = 4, because 4 x 4 x 4 = 64.
  • Example 2: Find the cube root of 125.
    - The cube root of 125 is 5, because 5 x 5 x 5 = 125.

Understanding cube roots is important in mathematics, particularly in fields related to spatial geometry and physics. Knowing how to calculate and apply cube roots can be very useful in various academic and practical contexts.

See also

Algebra Calculators
Mathematics Calculators