# How do you solve #a^3 = 216#?

##### 2 Answers

See the solution process below:

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Therefore:

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There are 2 possible methods, the first one has a simpler approach:

1) To solve this problem, realize that the number

Therefore, you can rewrite the equation as

Since both sides contain a cube,

2) This solution will be more likely what you are looking for if you are in Algebra 2 or around that level in mathematics. First, you would subtract

Then, you use the "difference of cubes" factorization method to rewrite this as

Then, you would find the "zeros" of the equation, and there is only one real solution: