# Cube root of number

=number^(1/3)

To get the cube root of a number, you can use the caret(^) operator with 1/3 as the exponent in a simple formula. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:

=B5^(1/3)

### How this function works

The cube root of a number can be calculated by raising a number to the (1/3). Be sure to wrap the fraction in parentheses.

If this idea is new to you, Khan Academy has great videos on the topic.

### With the POWER function

The POWER function can also be used to calculate a cube root of a number by supplying 1/3 as the power argument.

=POWER(A1,1/3)

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