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Square Roots - Problem 3

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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2 to the third power means 2 cubed, or 2 x 2 x 2 = 8. This means that the cube root of 8 is 2. Cubing a number and finding a cube root are opposite operations. We can use this idea to extend what we know about exponents beyond squaring and square-rooting to higher powers as well.

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