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In mathematics, a cube of a number means the result of multiplying the number by its square. For example, the cube of 6 is 6×6×6 = 216.

It is named this because cubing a number gives the volume of a cube.

Cubing a number can also be written as 63 = 36. Cubing is the same as raising to the power of 3.

Many of the units of volume are cubes. For example, a cubic meter means the volume equal to the volume of a cuboid which is one meter tall, one meter wide, and one meter deep.

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