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## NCERT Solutions EX 7.2 Class 8 Maths

Problems in Class 8 Exercise 7.2 require the knowledge of Finding Cube Roots by Factorisation Method, Estimation of Cube Roots and their applications in Word Problems.

• Finding the cube root is the inverse operation of finding cube. We know that ; so we say that the cube root of 8 is 2.

We write .

• The symbol denotes ‘cube-root.’

### Exercise 7.2

Finding Cube Roots | Word Problems

**QUESTION 1**

Find the cube root of each of the following numbers by 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) Prime facorisation of 64:

64 = __2 × 2 × 2__ × __2 × 2 × 2__ = 2^{3} × 2^{3}

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(ii) Prime facorisation of 512:

512 = __2 × 2 × 2__ × __2 × 2 × 2__× __2 × 2 × 2__ = 2^{3} × 2^{3} × 2^{3}

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(iii) Prime facorisation of 10648:

10648 = __2 × 2 × 2__ × __11 × 11 × 11__ = 2^{3} × 11^{3}

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(iv) Prime facorisation of 27000:

27000 = __2 × 2 × 2__ × __3 × 3 × 3__ × __5 × 5 × 5__ = 2^{3} × 3^{3} × 5^{3}

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(v) Prime facorisation of 15625:

15625 = __5 × 5 × 5 __× __5 × 5 × 5__ = 5^{3} × 5^{3}

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(vi) Prime facorisation of 13824:

13824 = __2 × 2 × 2__ × __2 × 2 × 2__ × __2 × 2 × 2__ × __3 × 3 × 3__ = 2^{3} × 2^{3} × 2^{3} × 3^{3}

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(vii) Prime facorisation of 110592:

110592 = __2 × 2 × 2__ × __2 × 2 × 2__ × __2 × 2 × 2__ × __2 × 2 × 2__ × 3__ × 3 × 3__ = 2^{3} × 2^{3} × 2^{3} × 2^{3} × 3^{3}

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(viii) Prime facorisation of 46656:

46656 = __2 × 2 × 2__ × __2 × 2 × 2__ × __3 × 3 × 3__ × 3__ × 3 × 3__ = 2^{3} × 2^{3} × 3^{3} × 3^{3}

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(ix) Prime facorisation of 175616:

175616 = __2 × 2 × 2__ × __2 × 2 × 2__ × __2 × 2 × 2__ × __7 × 7 × 7__ = 2^{3} × 2^{3} × 2^{3} × 7^{3}

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(x) Prime facorisation of 91125:

91125 = __3 × 3 × 3__ × __3 × 3 × 3__ × __5 × 5 × 5__ = 3^{3} × 3^{3} × 5^{3}

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**QUESTION 2**

State true or false.

(i) Cube of any odd number is even.

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

(iii) If square 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,

cube of any odd number is always an odd number.

(ii) True,

if a perfect cube has zeroes at it’s end the number of zeroes must be a multiple of 3.

(iii) False,

ex- .

(iv) False,

, cubes of number having 2 at units place will always end in 8 at units place.

(v) False,

smallest two digit number is 10 and which is a four digit number.

Therefore, cube of a two digit number will never be a three digit number.

(vi) False,

largest two digit number is 99 and which is a six digit number.

Therefore, cube of a two digit number will never have seven or more digits.

(vii) True,

ex- .

**QUESTION 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.

**ANSWER**

Making groups of three digits

starting from the right most digit of the number,

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We can estimate unit’s digit of the cube root from 331,

Since cube of a number having 1 at units place ends in 1, therefore unit’s digit of the required cube root will be 1,

We can estimate ten’s digit of the cube root from 1,

1^{3} 1,so ten’s digit of the required cube root will be 1,

Thus, .

Similarly,

• 4913 = ,

Unit’s digit can be estimated from {913} = 7,

Ten’s digit can be estimated from {4} as,

and 1 < 4 < 8, so ten’s digit = 1

Thus, .

• 12167 = ,

Unit’s digit can be estimated from {167} = 3,

Ten’s digit can be estimated from {12} as,

and 8 < 12 < 27, so ten’s digit = 2,

Thus, .

• 32768 = = ,

Unit’s digit can be estimated from {768} = 2,

Ten’s digit can be estimated from {32} as,

and 27 < 32 < 64, so ten’s digit = 3,

Thus, .

We hope NCERT Solutions EX 7.2 Class 8 Maths has helped you understand how to find and estimate Cube Roots of numbers and apply it to solve Word Problems.

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