# Example 4 - Chapter 7 Class 8 Cubes and Cube Roots

Last updated at Aug. 22, 2018 by Teachoo

Last updated at Aug. 22, 2018 by Teachoo

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Example 4 Is 1188 a perfect cube? If not, by which smallest natural number should 1188 be divided so that the quotient is a perfect cube? We see that 1188 = 2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 11 Since 2 & 5 does not occur in triplets, ∴ 1188 is not a perfect cube. To make it a perfect cube, We divide by 2 × 2 × 11 = 44 1188/44= (2 × 2 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 11)/44 27 = 3 × 3 × 3 Since all factor occurs in triplets. ∴ 27 is a perfect cube. Thus, the required smallest number is 44.

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