# Cubed (power of 3) | Calculator & Table

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

## Definition – What is the cube of a number?

The “Cube” or “Exponent 3” or “Power of 3” of a number is the number multiplied by itself 3 times. It is written as number3.

Saying “4 cubed” or “4 to the power of 3” or “43” is the same as saying 4 x 4 x 4 = 64.

Saying “10 cubed” or “10 to the exponent 3” or “103” is the same as saying 10 x 10 x 10 = 1,000.

To find a number to a different exponent, use our simple exponent calculaor. To find the number needed to find the cube of a number, use the cubed root.

## Formula – How to Calculate a Cubed Number

The cube of a number is found by multiplying that number by itself three times.

number3 = number x number x number

### Example

13 = 1 x 1 x 1 = 1

23 = 2 x 2 x 2 = 8

33 = 3 x 3 x 3 = 27

43 = 4 x 4 x 4 = 64

53 = 5 x 5 x 5 = 125

## How to type a cubed number

• In Microsoft Word and other Office products, hi-light the “3,” then right-click and select Font to open the font menu. Select “Superscript.”
• In Google Docs and other products, hi-light the “3” you want to have as an exponent. Select “Format” -> “Text” -> “Superscript.”
• In HTML and web documents, surround the exponent 2 with <sup></sup> tags. Write 53 as “5<sup>3</sup>”.
• In LaTeX notation, use the ^ symbol before the exponent. Write 53 as 5^3.