Slicing a cube - sum of cubes and square of a sum : understanding your identity

Kodur, Giri (2013) Slicing a cube - sum of cubes and square of a sum : understanding your identity. At Right Angles, 2 (1). pp. 11-15. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

Memorization is often the primary skill exercised when learning algebraic identities. Small wonder that students tend to forget them well before their use-by date! Here, the sum of cubes identity is unpacked using a series of pictures more powerful than symbols. It doesn’t stop there — the article then investigates other sets of numbers for which ‘the sum of the cubes is equal to the square of the sum’.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Kodur, Giri
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cubes, Slicing, Square, Pictures
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1737
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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