NCERT Solutions for class 8 Maths Chapter 7- Cubes and Cube Roots Exercise 7.2

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1. Find the cube root of each of the following numbers by prime factorisation method.

(i) 64

Solution:

64 = 2×2×2×2×2×2

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 64 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)

Here, 64 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 64 = 2×2 = 4

Hence, 4 is cube root of 64.

(ii) 512

Solution:

512 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 512 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×(2×2×2)

Here, 512 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 512 = 2×2×2 = 8

Hence, 8 is cube root of 512.

(iii) 10648

Solution:

10648 = 2×2×2×11×11×11

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 10648 = (2×2×2)×(11×11×11)

Here, 10648 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 10648 = 2 ×11 = 22

Hence, 22 is cube root of 10648.

(iv) 27000

Solution:

27000 = 2×2×2×3×3×3×3×5×5×5

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 27000 = (2×2×2)×(3×3×3)×(5×5×5)

Here, 27000 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 27000 = (2×3×5) = 30

Hence, 30 is cube root of 27000.

(v) 15625

Solution:

15625 = 5×5×5×5×5×5

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 15625 = (5×5×5)×(5×5×5)

Here, 15625 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 15625 = (5×5) = 25

Hence, 25 is cube root of 15625.

(vi) 13824

Solution:

13824 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×3×3×3

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors,

13824 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×(3×3×3)

Here, 13824 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 13824 = (2×2× 2×3) = 24

Hence, 24 is cube root of 13824.

(vii) 110592

Solution:

110592 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×3×3×3

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors,

110592 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×(3×3×3)

Here, 110592 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 110592 = (2×2×2×2 × 3) = 48

Hence, 48 is cube root of 110592.

(viii) 46656

Solution:

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, 36 is cube root of 46656.

(ix) 175616

Solution:

175616 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×7×7×7

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors,

175616 = (2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×(2×2×2)×(7×7×7)

Here, 175616 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 175616 = (2×2×2×7) = 56

Hence, 56 is cube root of 175616.

(x) 91125

Solution:

91125 = 3×3×3×3×3×3×3×5×5×5

By grouping the factors in triplets of equal factors, 91125 = (3×3×3)×(3×3×3)×(5×5×5)

Here, 91125 can be grouped into triplets of equal factors,

∴ 91125 = (3×3×5) = 45

Hence, 45 is cube root of 91125.

2. State true or false.

(i) Cube of any odd number is even.

Solution:

False

(ii) A perfect cube does not end with two zeros.

Solution:

True

(iii) If square of a number ends with 5, then its cube ends with 25.

Solution:

False

(iv) There is no perfect cube which ends with 8.

Solution:

False

(v) The cube of a two digit number may be a three digit number.

Solution:

False

(vi) The cube of a two digit number may have seven or more digits.

Solution:

False

(vii) The cube of a single digit number may be a single digit number.

Solution:

True

3. You are told that 1,331 is a perfect cube. Can you guess without factorisation what is its cube root? Similarly, guess the cube roots of 4913, 12167, 32768.

Solution:

(i) By grouping the digits, we get 1 and 331

We know that, since, the unit digit of cube is 1, the unit digit of cube root is 1.

∴ We get 1 as unit digit of the cube root of 1331.

The cube of 1 matches with the number of second group.

∴ The ten’s digit of our cube root is taken as the unit place of smallest number.

We know that, the unit’s digit of the cube of a number having digit as unit’s place 1 is 1.

∴ ∛1331 = 11

(ii) By grouping the digits, we get 4 and 913

We know that, since, the unit digit of cube is 3, the unit digit of cube root is 7.

∴ we get 7 as unit digit of the cube root of 4913. We know 13 = 1 and 23 = 8 , 1 > 4 > 8.

Thus, 1 is taken as ten digit of cube root.

∴ ∛4913 = 17

(iii) By grouping the digits, we get 12 and 167.

We know that, since, the unit digit of cube is 7, the unit digit of cube root is 3.

∴ 3 is the unit digit of the cube root of 12167 We know 23 = 8 and 33 = 27 , 8 > 12 > 27.

Thus, 2 is taken as ten digit of cube root.

∴ ∛12167= 23

(iv) By grouping the digits, we get 32 and 768.

We know that, since, the unit digit of cube is 8, the unit digit of cube root is 2.

∴ 2 is the unit digit of the cube root of 32768. We know 33 = 27 and 43 = 64 , 27 > 32 > 64.

Thus, 3 is taken as ten digit of cube root.

∴ ∛32768= 32


In the second exercise of Class 8 Maths Chapter 7- Cubes and Cube Roots, students will solve questions related to finding the cube root of different numbers. There are 3 questions in Exercise 7.2 of Class 8. In the exercise, the first question contains ten sub-question, in which the cube roots of the given numbers have to be found. The second question is a true or false question, containing seven sub-questions, which can be answered on the basis of a student’s understanding of that topic. The third question is again a question in which the students are asked to guess the cube root of the numbers given.

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