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1. Which of the following numbers are not perfect cubes?

**(i) 216**

Solution:

By resolving 216 into prime factor,

216 = 2×2×2×3×3×3

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 216 = (2×2×2)×(3×3×3)

Here, 216 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 216 = (2×3) = 6

Hence, 216 is cube of 6.

**(ii) 128**

** **Solution:

By resolving 128 into prime factor,

128 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×2

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 128 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×2

Here, 128 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors, we are left of with one factors 2 .

∴ 128 is not a perfect cube.

**(iii) 1000 **Solution:

By resolving 1000 into prime factor,

1000 = 2×2×2×5×5×5

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 1000 = (2×2×2)×(5×5×5)

Here, 1000 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 1000 = (2×5) = 10

Hence, 1000 is cube of 10.

**(iv) 100 **Solution:

By resolving 100 into prime factor,

100 = 2×2×5×5

Here, 100 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ 100 is not a perfect cube.

(v) 46656

Solution:

By resolving 46656 into prime factor,

46656 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×3×3×3×3×3×3

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 46656 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×(3×3×3)×(3×3×3)

Here, 46656 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 46656 = (2×2×3×3) = 36

Hence, 46656 is cube of 36.

2. Find the smallest number by which each of the following numbers must be multiplied to obtain a perfect cube.

**(i) 243**

Solution:

By resolving 243 into prime factor,

243 = 3×3×3×3×3

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 243 = (3×3×3)×3×3

Here, 3 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will multiply 243 by 3 to get perfect square.

**(ii) 256 **Solution:

By resolving 256 into prime factor,

256 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 256 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×2×2

Here, 2 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will multiply 256 by 2 to get perfect square.

(iii) 72

Solution:

By resolving 72 into prime factor,

72 = 2×2×2×3×3

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 72 = (2×2×2)×3×3

Here, 3 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will multiply 72 by 3 to get perfect square.

**(iv) 675 **Solution:

By resolving 675 into prime factor,

675 = 3×3×3×5×5

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 675 = (3×3×3)×5×5

Here, 5 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will multiply 675 by 5 to get perfect square.

**(v) 100 **Solution:

By resolving 100 into prime factor,

100 = 2×2×5×5

Here, 2 and 5 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will multiply 100 by (2×5) 10 to get perfect square.

3. Find the smallest number by which each of the following numbers must be divided to obtain a perfect cube.

**(i) 81**

Solution:

By resolving 81 into prime factor,

81 = 3×3×3×3

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 81 = (3×3×3)×3

Here, 3 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will divide 81 by 3 to get perfect square.

**(ii) 128 **Solution:

By resolving 128 into prime factor,

128 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×2

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 128 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×2

Here, 2 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will divide 128 by 2 to get perfect square.

**(iii) 135 **Solution:

By resolving 135 into prime factor,

135 = 3×3×3×5

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 135 = (3×3×3)×5

Here, 5 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will divide 135 by 5 to get perfect square.

**(iv) 192 **Solution:

By resolving 192 into prime factor,

192 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×3

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 192 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×3

Here, 3 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will divide 192 by 3 to get perfect square.

**(v) 704 **Solution:

By resolving 704 into prime factor,

704 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×11

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 704 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×11

Here, 11 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will divide 704 by 11 to get perfect square.

4. Parikshit makes a cuboid of plasticine of sides 5 cm, 2 cm, 5 cm. How many such cuboids will he need to form a cube?

Solution:

Given, side of cube is 5 cm, 2 cm and 5 cm.

∴ Volume of cube = 5×2×5 = 50

50 = 2×5×5

Here, 2 , 5 and 5 cannot be grouped into triplets of equal factors.

∴ We will multiply 50 by (2×2×5) 20 to get perfect square. Hence, 20 cuboid is needed.

The concepts of Cubes and perfect cubes are the base of the Exercise 7.1, Class 8 NCERT Maths Chapter 7, Cubes and Cube Roots .There are 4 Main Questions in this exercise. The first three questions contain five sub-questions each. The exercise asks questions related to finding out if a number is a perfect square or not. In order to find this, a strong knowledge in the concept of prime factorisation is mandatory. By solving this exercise, the students will have a firm grip on the concept of Cubes and perfect cubes.