Cube roots of perfect cubes Using Vedic Mathematics

It may take two-three minutes to find out cube root of a perfect cube by using conventional method. However we can find out cube roots of perfect cubes very fast, say in one-two seconds using Vedic Mathematics.

We need to remember some interesting properties of numbers to do these quick mental calculations which are given below.

Points to remember  for speedy  calculation of cube roots of perfect cubes

1. To calculate cube root of any perfect cube quickly, we need to remember the cubes of 1 to 10 which is given below.

= 1
= 8
= 27
= 64
= 125
= 216
7³  = 343
= 512
9³   = 729
10³    = 1000

2. From the above cubes of 1 to 10, we need to remember an interesting property.

= 1 => If the last digit of the perfect cube = 1, the last digit of the cube root = 1
= 8=> If the last digit of the perfect cube = 8, the last digit of the cube root = 2
= 27=>If the last digit of the perfect cube = 7, the last digit of the cube root = 3
= 64=>If the last digit of the perfect cube = 4, the last digit of the cube root = 4
= 125=> If the last digit of the perfect cube =5, the last digit of the cube root = 5
= 216=> If the last digit of the perfect cube = 6, the last digit of the cube root = 6
7³  = 343=> If the last digit of the perfect cube = 3, the last digit of the cube root = 7
= 512=> If the last digit of the perfect cube = 2, the last digit of the cube root = 8
9³   = 729=>If the last digit of the perfect cube = 9, the last digit of the cube root = 9
10³    = 1000=>If the last digit of the perfect cube = 0, the last digit of the cube root = 0

 

It’s very easy to remember the relations given above because

-> (Same numbers)
8 -> 2 (10’s complement of 8 is 2 and 8+2 = 10)
7 -> 3 (10’s complement of 7 is 3 and 7+3 = 10)
4 -> 4 (Same numbers)
5 -> 5 (Same numbers)
6 -> 6 (Same numbers)
3 -> 7 (10’s complement of 2 is 7 and 3+7 = 10)
2 -> 8 (10’s complement of 2 is 8 and 2+8 = 10)
9 -> 9 (Same numbers)
0 -> 0 (Same numbers)

 

Also See
8 ->  2 and 2 ->  8
7 -> 3 and 3-> 7

If we observe the properties of numbers, Mathematics will be a very interesting subject and easy to learn.Now let’s see how we can actually find out the cube roots of perfect cubes very fast.

Example 1:  Find Cube Root of 4913

Step 1:

Identify the last three digits and make groups of three three digits from right side. That is 4913 can be written as            
4,   913

Step 2

Take the last group which is 913.  The last digit of 913 is 3.

Remember point 2, If the last digit of the perfect cube = 3, the last digit of the cube root = 7

Hence the right most digit of the cube root  = 7

Step 3

Take the next group which is 4 .

Find out which maximum cube we can subtract from 4 such that the result >= 0.
We can subtract 1³ = 1 from 4 because 4 - 1 = 3 (If we subtract 2³ = 8 from 4,   4 – 8 = -4 which is < 0)

Hence the left neighbor digit of the answer  = 1.

That is , the answer = 17

 

Example 2:  Find Cube Root of 804357

Step 1:

Identify the last three digits and make groups of three three digits from right side. That is 804357 can be written as            
804,   357

Step 2

Take the last group which is 357.  The last digit of 357 is 7.

Remember point 2, If the last digit of the perfect cube = 7, the last digit of the cube root = 3

Hence the right most digit of the cube root  = 3

Step 3

Take the next group which is 804 . Find out which maximum cube we can subtract from 4 such that the result >= 0. We can subtract 9³ = 729   from 804 because 804 - 729    = 75 (If we subtract 10³ = 1000 from 729   ,   729    – 1000 = -271 which is < 0)

Hence the left neighbor digit of the answer  = 9

That is , the answer = 93


Comments(62)


philip 21 Apr 2014 2:41 AM
awesome
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ketan kr.verma 15 Apr 2014 10:50 PM
Iam very happy Maths is fun Ilike that
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Neelam Panthi 15 Apr 2014 5:53 AM
thaxkuu  very much ...::)
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Vinay J R 25 Feb 2014 11:29 AM
great very usefull
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silpa 15 Feb 2014 4:57 AM
thank u its very helpful
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amanjyot kang 16 Jan 2014 6:15 AM

its right way to help .

thanx

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Vilas thakur 03 Jan 2014 1:09 AM
Gm. This is very nice method to find out the cube root of perfect cube . Thanks for info .
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Ekta 10 Dec 2013 1:47 AM
how can we find out the cube root of 1906624
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Steve 02 Mar 2014 2:04 PM
make groups 1906 and 624 
end digit of 624 is 4 so last digit is 4
closest cube to 1906 is 1728 which is 12 cube....
therefore the req number is 124
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Ekta 10 Dec 2013 1:41 AM
It is very good concept for finding the cube root
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