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Algebra: Cube Roots of Algebraic Terms

In this worksheet, students simplify the cube roots of algebraic terms.

'Algebra: Cube Roots of Algebraic Terms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Use and Interpret Algebraic Notation

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

When we find the cube of an algebraic term, we simply multiply it by itself and then by itself.

Thus the cube of 2a4 is  

2a4 x 2a4 x 2a4 = 8a12


The reverse of cubing is finding the cube root.

So  38a12 = 2a4

(i.e. we find the cube root of the number and divide the index by 3)

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