Slicing a cube: Sum of cubes and square of a sum

Kodur, Giri (2013) Slicing a cube: Sum of cubes and square of a sum. At Right Angles, 2 (1). pp. 11-15.

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Abstract

Memorisation 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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cubes, Slicing, Square, Pictures
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > At Right Angles
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2018 13:42
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2018 14:12
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1743
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