Cubic identity 1

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To verify [math](a+b)^3 = a^3+3a^2b+3ab^2+b^3[/math] using unit cubes

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27 Unit cubes

What is a unit cube?

A unit cube is nothing but a cube all of whose sides are 1 unit long as shown below. 
This is a unit cube

  1. We say its dimension is 1 X 1 X 1.
  2. The volume of a 3-dimensional unit cube is 1 cubic unit.
  3. By joining unit cubes we can form cubes and cuboids of varied dimension.

Read more about using unit cubes [1]

Instructions for the activity

Download the attached file File:Cubesactivity1.pdf

Task for you

By taking different values of a and b, verify the result.

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