Cube (Geometry)
Pronunciation: /kyub/ Explain
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 Manipulative 1  Rotating Cube Created with GeoGebra. 

A cube is a
3dimensional
geometric
figure
with straight edges that are all the same length. The faces of a cube are all congruent squares.
Formulas for a Cube
Description  Formula 
Volume  V = s^{3} 
Surface area  S = 6s^{2} 
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Make a Cube
 Figure 2: Net for a cube. 

A cube may be made using a net  a flat shape that can be folded into a cube.
Click here
to see a printable net for a cube with instructions.

Cubes in Nature
 Figure 3: Salt Crystals. 

Ordinary table salt crystals forms naturally into cubes. Figure 3 shows
salt crystals magnified 100 times. Figure 4 is a diagram of a salt crystal.

 Figure 4: Salt Crystal Diagram. 

Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Cube (Geometry). 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/cube.html.
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Revision History
6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (
McAdams, David E.)
1/22/2010: Added "References". (
McAdams, David E.)
12/3/2008: Added text about faces of a cube. (
McAdams, David E.)
10/27/2008: Changed manipulative to geogebra. (
McAdams, David E.)
4/30/2008: Initial version. (
McAdams, David E.)