# How do you evaluate 6^3?

${6}^{3} = 216$
${6}^{3} = 6 \left({6}^{2}\right) = 6 \cdot 6 \cdot 6 = 36 \left(6\right) = \left(30 + 6\right) \left(6\right) = 180 + 36 = \underline{216}$
${6}^{3} = {\left(2 \left(3\right)\right)}^{3} = {2}^{3} \left({3}^{3}\right) = 4 \left(2\right) \left(3 \left(9\right)\right) = \left(8 \left(27\right)\right) = \left(8 \left(20 + 7\right)\right) = \left(160 + 56\right) = \underline{216}$