The provided NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 7 on Cubes and Cube Roots offer a comprehensive analysis of the questions within the chapter, aligning with the principles outlined in the Class 8 NCERT Textbook.

Question 1 :

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

**(i) 243**

**(ii) 256**

**(iii) 72**

**(iv) 675**

**(v) 100**

Answer :

(i) By resolving 243 into a 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 the perfect cube.

(ii) By resolving 256 into a 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 the perfect cube.

(iii) By resolving 72 into a 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 the perfect cube.

(iv) By resolving 675 into a 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 the perfect cube.

(v) By resolving 100 into a 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 the perfect cube.

Question 2 :

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

**(i) 81**

**(ii) 128**

**(iii) 135**

**(iv) 192**

**(v) 704**

Answer :

(i) By resolving 81 into a 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 the perfect cube.

(ii) By resolving 128 into a 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 the perfect cube.

(iii) 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 the perfect cube.

(iv) By resolving 192 into a 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 the perfect cube.

(v) By resolving 704 into a 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 the perfect cube.

Question 3 :

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

Answer :

Given the sides of the cube are 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 the perfect cube. Hence, 20 cuboids are 1.

Question 4 :

**Which of the following numbers are not perfect cubes?**

**(i) 216**

**(ii) 128**

**(iii) 1000**

**(iv) 100**

**(v) 46656**

Answer :

(i) By resolving 216 into a 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 the cube of 6.

(ii) By resolving 128 into a 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, and we are left with one factor: 2.

∴ 128 is not a perfect cube.

(iii) 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 the cube of 10.

(iv) By resolving 100 into a prime factor,

100 = 2×2×5×5

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

∴ 100 is not a perfect cube.

(v) 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 the cube of 36.

Question 1 :

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

Answer :

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

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

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

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

∴ The ten’s digit of our cube root is taken as the unit place of the 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 the cube is 3, the unit digit of the cube root is 7.

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

Thus, 1 is taken as the tens digit of the cube root.

∴ ∛4913 = 17

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

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

∴ ∛12167= 23

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

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

∴ ∛32768= 32

Question 2 :

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

**(i) 64**

**(ii) 512**

**(iii) 10648**

**(iv) 27000**

**(v) 15625**

**(vi) 13824**

**(vii) 110592**

**(viii) 46656**

**(ix) 175616**

**(x) 91125**

Answer :

(i) 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 the cube root of 64.

(ii) 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 the cube root of 512.

(iii) 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 the cube root of 10648.

(iv) 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 the cube root of 27000.

(v) 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 the cube root of 15625.

(vi) 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 the cube root of 13824.

(vii) 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 the cube root of 110592.

(viii) 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 the cube root of 46656.

(ix) 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 the cube root of 175616.

(x) 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 the cube root of 91125.

Question 3 :

**State true or false.**

**(i) Cube of any odd number is even.**

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer :

(i) False

(ii) True

(iii) False

(iv) False

(v) False

(vi) False

(vii) True

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